Tom Pruss with Zibilski's - First Place 2020 Kielbasa Cook OffSki's Kielbasa - Second Place WinnerTom Pruss with Busia & Dziadzia Old Fashion Kielbasa -Third Place winner What a great time we had at the 2020 Kielbasa Cook Off!  Thank you to all who came out to support PACT.  PACT is a 501c3  non-profit group working to promote our local Polish Heritage and work with other groups with the same goals.  The profit from the cook off will be used to give 4 high school or college age students a $1,000 scholarship.  We work with the Toledo Poznan Alliance to help local Polish students in their education.    We have given $30,000 to local students so far.

Here are your winners for the 9th Annual Kielbasa Cook Off:
First Place-Zibilski Kielbasa – Dave and Cathy Krueger
Second Place – Ski’s Kielbasa – Dan Evanski
Third Place- Dzia-dzia and Busia’s Old Fashion Kielbasa Recipe- Ron Smith
We want to thank all the contestants and EVERYONE who came out to help us for a great cause!
Thanks to Busia’s Pierogi ShackStanley’s Market, Haas Bakery and Brieschke’s Bakery for helping us fill out the menu!
We hope those of you who stopped by had a great time. Dziękuję !


Due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the boards of the Polish American Community of Toledo (P.A.C.T.) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (T.P.A.) have postponed the Polish Movie series until Polish American Heritage Month in October.
Stay well and plan to join us in October!

Here is the list of films that we will be showing in October:

Man of Marvel

Sexmition (1983)

Katyn (viewer discretion)

Debt (2019)

The Rose (2011)

Saragosa Manuscript (1965)


The 2020 Kielbasa Cook Off will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at St. Clement’s Hall, 3030 Tremainsville Road in Toledo.  We are currently looking for amateur kielbasa makers that would like to compete for the title of Kielbasa King or Queen! Click on the “Kielbasa Cook Off Entry Form” under PACT Resourses.  There you will find all the information you need and the entry form.  If you have questions, please email us at polishcommunity@outlook.com.  Last year’s first place winner took home almost $1,000.  Not only do you get to compete with other amateur kielbasa makers, you also get paid for every kielbasa sample that you give out!  Everyone who attends will get a ballot to vote for their top three kielbasa makers.  Please join us on the 23rd as a competitor or as a judge.  There will be additional food and plenty of beer on hand for the competition.73403957_10158363390281002_2212920859188789248_o


PACT’s annual member’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16 at the Rosary Care Center on the campus of Lourdes University in Sylvania.  The meeting will begin at 6:30.  All members and those wanting to learn about PACT are welcome.  We will discuss what we have planned for 2020 and answer any questions from members.  Please plan on joining us on the 16th.  Light refreshments will be offered.


Here are some of the images of the Wigilia Celebration of 2019.  Thank you to all that came out to celebrate Christmas with The Polish American Community of Toledo and Toledo Poznan Alliance.  Thank you to John Drozdowski for the wonderful photos and leading the Polish Christmas carols!


Wigilia 2019

Wesołych Świąt!

PACT and TPA are proud to announce this year’s Christmas Eve traditional “Wigilia” Celebration.  The word “Wigilia” comes from the Latin word “VIGILARE” – to await.

This year’s celebration is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania.  Doors open at 5:00 and Wigilia program and dinner start at 5:30.

The Wigilia Celebration includes:

Lighting of the First Candle

Reading of the Passage of the Birth of Christ

Sharing of Oplatek

Meatless Meal of Traditional Polish Food

Explanation of Wigilia Traditions

Singing Traditional Polish Christmas Carols (Koledy)

Price: $15 PACT or TPA members, $20 Non-members,

$10 Children age 5-12 , Children under 5 Free

Tickets must be pre-paid.  You may send your check into PACT,

P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania OH, 43560

or

Click here to pay online.

Be sure to write “Wigilia” in the memo on your check and include a telephone number.

Call Rozanne at 419-944-5312 with your questions

 


 


	

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

FACT SHEET

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.

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 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.


 

Friday night, something new, something cool!
DJ Tadeusz Gnida will spin the BEST songs from Poland and the US with our FIRST EVER Disco Polo Party!
For those who aren’t familiar with Disco Polo, it’s what ALL the DJ’s play at weddings, bars, festival and events all over Poland! Consider it polka music for the clubs!

Friday, May 17, 2019 Club 16, 316 King Road, Festival opens at 5:00 pm, Party starts at 8:00 pm!

Dancing with the stars, Polish edition starts after Echoes of Poland around 7:15 pm.

Echoes of Poland dancers at 6:30 pm.

 

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Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) Annual Scholarship Competition ends May 31, 2019

The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) have announced that their Annual Scholarship Competition to award $4,000 to area Polish-American students is currently underway.

Over the past seven years over $24,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to students of Polish-American heritage in the Toledo area.

The competition is divided into two categories — High School and College. Applicants must fill out an application form and submit an essay. The high school category is for students in grades 8 – 12. Their essay topic is “What is the meaning of your Polish American heritage?” The college category is for undergraduate students and the topic of their essay is “What individual or event associated with Polish culture has impacted you, your community, or country the most, and why?”

If a public high school student is awarded a scholarship, funds will be placed in escrow until the student attends college.

Former scholarship winners are not eligible to receive another scholarship in the same category. For instance, a high school winner cannot receive another scholarship competing in the high school category. However, the student could re-apply and could win while attending college.

Applicants are required to complete a Scholarship Application Form and submit it along with their essay by May 31, 2019 to:  Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT), P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania, OH 43560

Click on the PACT/TPA Scholarship Application Icon in upper right hand corner under PACT Resources and download your application now!


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P.A.C.T. and the Toledo-Poznan Alliance are proud to announce the ONLY showing of the Academy Award Nominated and Cannes Film Festival Best Picture Winner “Cold War” (Zimna Wojna) in the Toledo Area!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
This movie is in Polish with English subtitles.

Please join us Wednesday, March 20th,
Doors open 6:15 pm, showing starts 7:00 p.m.,
Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St, Maumee, OH