accompanied on her trip by Marion Wojciechowski who was a Polish Cavalry Commander in the war.  He lived and raised his family in Toledo.  Ms. Kaptur recounted her trip with many stories and more than a few times had the audience laughing with some of her more amusing recounts of her trip.  When an audience member asked her what a typical day was like for her as a Congresswoman,  Ms. Kaptur pulled out her blackberry and read from it the lengthy schedule of a typical day for her starting early in the morning and ending well into the evening.  After her presentation, Ms. Kaptur was kind enough to answer all questions, talk with many of the people in the audience and pose for pictures with them.  PACT would like to thank Marcy Kaptur, and her associate, Dan Foote, Dr. John Klocinski, Susan Rowe, and Patti Skaff for making this presentation possible. Continue reading…


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Saturday, October 8th was a great day for the Kielbasa crowd in Toledo.  The 2nd Kielbasa Cook Off was held at the Donnely Family Neighborhood Center at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Twelve amateur kielbasa makers vied for the coveted title of “Kielbasa King”.  There was no shortage of kielbasa and everyone was able to purchase kielbasa samples along with other great Polish food like kapusta, mizeria, placek and Cruchinki.   After sampling the kielbasa, the votes were cast and the people of Toledo have spoken!  The new kielbasa king is Shawn Zaborski’s Polish Village Kielbasa.  Second place winner is the Smith Family Kielbasa and third place winner is Domanski Klassic Kielbasa.  Congratulations to the new Kielbasa King and all of the contestants.  The votes were very close this year which means all of the contestants offered great tasting kielbasa.  We are planning next year’s Cook Off already so all of you amateur kielbasa makers in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio and Michigan, make plans to compete in next year’s cook off.  You never know who will be the next kielbasa king.  It could be you.