2017 marks the 50th year of The Echoes of Poland presenting authentic Polish Folk Songs and Dances under the direction of foundress and choreographer, Paulina Tul-Ortyl. To celebrate, The Echoes are planning a Golden Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 14th in the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel UTMC in Toledo.
Buffet dinner – music by internationally acclaimed artist John Gora & Gorale. The celebration continues at an after-gala gathering in the hotel lounge. $50 per person, 18 & Under $20. Reserve online @echoesofpoland.org.Reservation deadline extended to Oct 4th.
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:
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.
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).
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).
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.
The next Texas Hold “Em Poker Tournament sponsored by PACT will be held on Friday October 20, 2017. It will be held at St. Clements Parish, 3030 Tremainsville Road in Toledo. All are welcome to participate. Proceeds will help fund the Polish American Festival which will be held on May 18th, 19th and 20th of 2018. The tournament will end in February of 2018 with the grand prize winner taking home $1,000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to enter is April 15th.
Check our website and facebook page for more information and updates in the near future.