The Polish American Community of Toledo and Toledo Poznan Alliance are proud to announce the 2017 Scholarship winners.  Each winner will receive $1,000.00 toward their college tuition.

This year’s winners are:

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Alexander Zuchowski.  Alex will be a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati this fall. Alex is the 2017 recipient of an Engineering and Applied Sciences Freshman Scholastic Award and the 2017 President’s award for Educational Excellence.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Marching and Concert Band at the University.  Alex dances in the famous Echoes of Poland dance group.

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Chase Mackiewicz.  Chase will be a sophomore at Perrysburg High School this year.  He is on the honor roll and a recipient of a Toledo Youth Orchestra Scholarship.  He also participates on the Perrysburg H.S. Track Team.  He is the 5th generation Mackiewicz to play in the fabulous Toledo based Polish American Concert band (trumpet).

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Marie Nitkiewicz.  Marie attends Bowling Green State University, studying to be a high school history teacher.  She is a multiple Americanism and Government Test Winner (2014 and 2015), a member of Future Teachers of America (2014 and 2015) and active in the Education Learning Community (2016-2017).

Nate Oblizajek 4.3x5.8)

Nathan Oblizajek.  Nathan will be a sophomore at Ohio Northern University in the Pharmacy Doctorate Program.  He is a National Honor Society Member (2014-2016), a Bishop’s Cross Recipient (2016) and has received an outstanding Science Student Award (2016).  He regularly volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.


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The Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) has formally announced  that it will sponsor a three-day festival called “A Real Polish-American Festival” on May 18, 19. and 20, 2018. at the Club 16 facility located on King Road just south of Hill Avenue in Holland, Ohio.

“The upcoming festival will be quite different from the more recent Polish festivals that have been held”, said Jack Sparagowski, President of PACT.  “It will be held in a beautiful 20-acre park-like setting and the major focus of the event will be to exhibit true Polish-American culture through music, food, entertainment and the arts”.

“A Real Polish-American Festival” is being sponsored by PACT, a non-profit organization.  Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for Polish-American students and to help fund the building campaign for a new Polish Community Center.

Anyone interested in more information about the event, call Jack at 419-388-0397.

For information about volunteering, call Stan at 419-280-0035.

For information regarding entertainment and activities, call John at 419-351-7707.

If you would like information about food and beverage vendors, call Stosh at 419-304-3546.

A “REAL” Polish-American Festival

FACT SHEET

DATES – May 18, 19, and 20th, 2018

TIMES – Friday 4 PM to 11 PM  –  Saturday 10 AM to 11 PM  –  Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM

LOCATION – Club 16 Grounds – 316 King Road (just south of Hill Avenue)

ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE – 12,000 to 16,000 +

FACT – Over 360,000 people in the Northwest Ohio area can claim some relationship to having a Polish heritage.

VENDORS

 

MAIN FOOD – 4 main food vendors serving a variety of Polish foods such as kielbasa, pierogi, galabki, and other delicious items.

ADDITIONAL FOOD ITEMS – Assorted foods including desserts, shaved ice, gourmet delicacies and fried goodies such as corn dogs, mac and cheese and pizza for the kids.

ARTS & CRAFTS – European and Polish American artisans and exhibitors displaying their crafts in our unique shoppers’ paradise. Arts and crafts will include, but not be limited to, glass blowing, jewelry making, stone carving, leather crafting and more.

ENTERTAINMENT – Visitors will see full-time entertainment including well-known national and local polka bands, dance groups, cultural seminars, workshops, a horseshoe tournament, and plenty of activities and games for both children and adults.

THEME – The main theme and purpose of “A REAL Polish-American Festival” is to promote the Polish-American culture through food, music, dance, the arts and education.

FESTIVAL HOST – The festival is being sponsored by the Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT), which is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the festival will provide scholarships to Polish-American students and financial assistance to other local groups who promote Polish cultural events. A portion of the proceeds will also be used to help build a Polish Community Center here in the Toledo area.


Here is the schedule for the remaining 2017 Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament:

Friday, June 23

Friday, July 21st

Friday, August 18th

Friday, September 15

Friday, October 20th

Friday, November 17th

Any changes in these dates will be sent to all participants and posted on our facebook pages and on our website.


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This is a 10-week event starting on May 19th and ending early 2018.  There will be a grand prize of $1,000 at the end of the tourmament so we hope to see you at Little Flower on Friday, May 19th!


Inspired by the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution of 1787, the people of Poland formed and adopted the first democratic constitution in Europe on May 3, 1791. This became the second democratic constitution in the world.

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Get your taste buds ready for another great Kielbasa Cook Off sponsored by the Polish American Community of Toledo.  This year the cook off will be held on Saturday, May 6th at St. Clement Community Center,  2990 Tremainsville Rd.  Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit the PACT/Toledo Poznan Alliance Scholarship Competition, which has awarded more than $17,000 to students over the past five years.  Proceeds will also help the capital campaign to develop a Polish community center in the Toledo area.

There is still room for more contestants.  If you are interested in competing in this event, call Jack Sparagowski at 419-356-1811 or email us at info@polishcommunity.org.  The deadline to enter is April 15th. 

Check our website and facebook page for more information and updates in the near future.


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Below is the 2017 for the Polish American Concert Band

2017 PAC Band Schedule (as of 2-28-2017)

Toledo Polish American Concert Band

2017 PAC Band Schedule (as of 2-28-2017)

 

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:25pm to 12:55pm    

International Festival at University of Toledo

John F. Savage Arena

2025 Douglas Road

Toledo, Ohio  43606

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017                     

6:30pm to 7:30pm    

Genesis Village

2429 S Reynolds Rd

Toledo, Ohio  43614

 

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017                  

7pm to 8:30pm    

Perrysburg Music at the Market

Perrysburg, Ohio     43551

 

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017                    

3:00pm to 5:00 pm     

Echoes of Poland 50th Anniversary Concert

Ohio Theatre    

3114 Lagrange Street, Toledo, Ohio  43608

 

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

12noon to 1:30pm

Lagrange Street Polish Festival

Toledo, Ohio

        

                

Tuesday, July 25, 2017                   

7:00pm to 8:00pm     

Luther Home of Mercy

5810 Main St., Williston, Ohio  43468

 

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017               

7pm to 8:30pm    

Eleanor Kahle Community Center

1315 Hillcrest Avenue, Toledo, Ohio  43612

 

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

2pm to 6pm

German-American Festival

Oak Shade Grove    3624 Seaman Road    Oregon, Ohio 43616

 

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

9am to 12noon   

Komen Race for the Cure

Toledo, Ohio

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017           

6:30pm to 7:30pm    

Genesis Village

2429 S Reynolds Rd

Toledo, Ohio  43614

 

 

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

2pm to 4pm    Fall-Winter Concert

Woodward High School

701 East Central Avenue    Toledo, Ohio  43608


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The winners of the first Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament are Tony Angelotti, Ron Bates, Jason Pryba, and Mike Janiszewski.  Stay tuned for more information on the next tournament to be held at Little Flower O’Grady Community Center, 5522 Dorr Street in Toledo.

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