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 Shack, Stanley’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 !
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!
The Board of Directors of PACT hopes that you had a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, we will conduct our annual membership meeting. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the meeting room adjacent to the All Good Things Art & Gifts Store within Rosary Care Center, Lourdes University Campus Sylvania, OH. In addition to election of members to the Board of Directors for 2019 we will have a brief update on the upcoming Kielbasa Cook-Off and the 2019 POLISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member or volunteering your time at these upcoming events please plan to attend.
Please let us know if you will attend this meeting so we can plan for refreshments. You can call Rosanne Nitschke at 419 944-5312 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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