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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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 info@polishcommunity.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!


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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 info@polishcommunity.org

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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 info@polishcommunity.org.  Just leave your name, phone # or email address and how many in your party. Your tickets will be at the door.


Here are some of the upcoming events sponsored by Toledo Polish Genealogical Society:

October 15 – Show and Tell something about your ancestor who came to the United States

November 19 – Building Edmond Fitzgerald presented by Jen Domanski Baker

December 3 – TPGS Christmas Party

January 21 – Polish Traditions presented by Tom Sorosiak

February 18 – Kuhschwanz Train Tragedy presented by Carol Lake

March 25 – Soup Sale at Sts Adalbert & Hedwig from noon-6 p.m.

 

For more information about these events,  please go to their website:  http://tpgs02.org