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The Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) has announced that the 2019 Toledo Area Polish American Festival will be held on May 17, 18, and 19, 2019 at the Club 16 facility located on King Road just south of Hill Avenue in Holland, Ohio.
“The 2019 Toledo Area 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 Tom at 419-540-8667 .
For information about volunteering, call Stan at 419-280-0035.
For information regarding entertainment and activities, call Tim at 419-410-6167
Children’s activities, call Rozanne at 419-944-5312 or Sherry at 419-260-1970.
2019 Toledo Area Polish-American Festival
DATES – May 17, 18, and 19th, 2019
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)
FACT – Over 360,000 people in the Northwest Ohio area can claim some relationship to having a Polish heritage.
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 and dance groups,
THEME – The main theme and purpose of “2019 Toledo Area 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.
Come early for a pregame Polish buffet and dance to some authentic Polish music.
Entertainment will be provided by local Polish band, Badinov.
Pierogi with Sour cream
Sweet & Sour Cabbage
Rye Bread and Butter
Assorted Gourmet Cookies
2 hour cash bar!
For tickets, contact the Walleye box office at (419) 725-9255 or visit ToledoWalleye.com and use promo code POLISH at check out.
This year’s Wigilia Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm at Olivet Lutheran Church , 5840 Monroe Street in the Christian Life Center. A video explaining Wigilia will be shown and participants can share in their memories of Polish Christmas eve at this time. Afterwards, a meatless meal will be served with singing of Kolendy (Christmas carols). Come and join us for this most sacred Polish celebration and renew the true meaning of Christmas without the stress of the season. See old friends and meet new friends. Call Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167 or Rozanne at 419-944-5312 to reserve your place a our Wigilia celebration. All are welcome!
The first inductees into the Polish Hall of Fame were recognized at a dinner at Brandywine Country Club on Saturday, November 17th. The awards reflect recipients who have excelled in the fields of faith, family, labor and culture. “The goal is to preserve the rich history of Polish immigrants that built a strong foundation in northwest Ohio to earn a living, practice our faith, and raise a family. It was with great honor that we celebrated the inductees and their contribution to our Polish heritage and culture.
The stories and their names will be enshrined in the Northwest Ohio Polish Cultural Center when built. The proceeds from this evening will go towards making that dream a reality.
It is not too late to donate to the efforts to help build a center that will house not only relics of our past, but offer activities and programs to celebrate our culture today and tomorrow!
Please consider of making a donation to help preserve our history and to celebrate our Polish culture in Northwest Ohio.
In the category of Faith:
Sr. Ann Klimkowski and John Augustyniak
In the category of Family: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.)
In the category of Entertainment/Culture: Paulina Ortyl and Marty Blaszczyk
In the category of Labor/Work: Joe Szenderski and Lorraine Kwiatkowski
Scholarship awards were presented to the 2018 winners by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. Pictured ( l.to r. ) are Jackie Konwinski, Brooke Scally (BGSU), Stan Machosky, PACT/TPA scholarship coordinator, Meredith Oblizajek (UT), Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Payton Kamer (Whitmer H.S.), Tom Sorosiak, and Alex Drabik (UT).