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 email@example.com. The deadline to enter is April 15th.
Check our website and facebook page for more information and updates in the near future.
Below is the 2017 for the Polish American Concert Band
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
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
3114 Lagrange Street, Toledo, Ohio 43608
Sunday, July 9, 2017
12noon to 1:30pm
Lagrange Street Polish Festival
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
Oak Shade Grove 3624 Seaman Road Oregon, Ohio 43616
Sunday, September 24, 2017
9am to 12noon
Komen Race for the Cure
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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
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.
Matt Zaleski / 2016 Board President January 18, 2017
Office: 419-691-5058 / Mobile: 419-345-5206
PACT to Host Kielbasa Cook-Off Saturday, May 6, 2017
Call for Contestants
(Toledo, OH) — The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) has announced that the organization is looking for contestants and sponsors for the Sixth Kielbasa Cook-Off, to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the St. Clement’s Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo. The hours for the event will be announced at a later date.
The Kielbasa Cook-off, which was last held in April 2016, features homemade kielbasa from old family recipes. The event, opened to the public, allows people to sample the special kielbasa recipes and vote for their favorite. Amateur kielbasa makers from all over the area compete for the title of Toledo’s Kielbasa “King” or “Queen”. In 2016, nearly 750 people attended as twelve contestants battled for bragging rights. The team of “Polska Pryba” led by Jeremy Pryba received the most votes and the title Kielbasa King.
Besides earning the distinction of having the best homemade kielbasa in the area, contestants can also receive cash awards and / or trophies for their efforts. The competition is open to anyone that makes their own kielbasa. Commercial entries will not be part of the amateur cook-off.
”People in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are so proud of their ethnic heritage. Most families have those special homemade recipes that have been passed down from generation-to-generation. PACT is looking for best homemade kielbasa recipe. This is a friendly competition. We want to taste that secret family recipe for kielbasa,” said Stan Machosky, Past President, PACT.
In addition to contestants, PACT is also looking for sponsorships for the Kielbasa Cook-Off.
“We’ve had requests from the Polish community, elected officials, and local media to make the Kielbasa Cook-Off bigger. There’s been some interest in expanding the Kielbasa Cook-Off with a separate commercial competition, as well as making it a two-day event. The market is dictating that they want this event expanded. To do that, PACT would need more community support and several corporate sponsors,” said Matt Zaleski, 2016 PACT President.
Money raised goes to fund the annual PACT / Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) Scholarship Competition and the capital campaign for development of Polish Community Center in the Toledo area. Over the past five years, PACT and TPA have awarded over $17,000 in scholarship money to area Polish-American high school and college students.
PACT would like to hear from interested contestants or sponsors no later than March 1, 2017. Amateur kielbasa makers who are interested in participating can contact PACT Board Member, Jack Sparagowski at 419-356-1811, or email PACT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACT, along with the Polish Cultural Center (PCC) Advisory Board is encouraging everyone to donate to our PCC campaign. Last year we raised over $3,000. The sponsors, the Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, were kind enough to match our donations up to $1,000!
We are asking you to share the PCC website on your facebook page or email it to your friends and ask them to support our efforts.
You can go online to www.polishculturalcenter.com to donate. Please consider making a donation. Thank You!
The Polish name for Christmas Eve supper is “Wigilia” from Latin “Vigilare” – to await
95% of Polish families have preserved the Wigilia tradition and regard it as the high point of the Christmas season. We hope you can join us and make it a part of your Christmas tradition.
PACT and TPGS (Toledo Polish Genealogical Society) is proud to announce that we will celebrate Christmas with the traditional Polish Wigilia Celebration. This year’s Wigilia is scheduled for Sunday, December 18, 2016. It will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania. Wigilia begins at 5:30 PM.
THE WIGILIA CELEBRATION INCLUDES:
LIGHTING OF THE FIRST CANDLE
SHARING OF OPLATEK
MEATLESS MEAL OF TRADITIONAL POLISH FOODS
EXPLANATION OF WIGILIA TRADITIONS
SINGING TRADITIONAL POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS (KOLEDY)
READING THE PASSAGE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
Price: $15.00 PACT members, $20.00 non-members,
$10 children 12 and under, children under five: free
Reserve your seat today by calling Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167
or email us with your reservation at email@example.com
If you like kielbasa, you will want to make sure you attend this special kielbasa dinner featuring the top three winners from the 2016 Kielbasa Cook-Off. The dinner will include the award winning kielbasa from Jeremy Pryba (Polska Pryba), Mike Hofner and Ron Smith (Dziadzia and Busia’s OldFashioned Kielbasa), and Adam Michalski (Michalski’s Special Recipe ). Jeremy and Adam will also be serving their family’s pierogi in addition to their kielbasa. We will also be serving kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), mashed potatoes and gravy. mizeria (cucumber in dill sauce), placek (coffee cake), and those sweet tasting delectibles – paczki!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Christian Life Center, Olivet Lutheran Church
5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania
2 to 6 PM
$18 adults (non-members)
$15 PACT members
$5.00 children under 10
You can reserve tickets in advance for $15 by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just leave your name, phone # or email address and how many in your party. Your tickets will be at the door.