Abducted from his family by the Nazis at the age of 8, he was starved, tortured and left for dead three times.  During his third capture, he was sent to an experimental hospital where cruel medical experiments were done on him.  The rest of his family – a brother, sister, and parents – were also captured and sent to different slave labor or concentration camps. Continue reading…

Stan Machosky, one of PACT’s board members, talked about PACT’s mission Statement and some of the upcoming events. The future events were: the Polish Concert Band’s concert at Olander Park in Sylvania, on July 22nd, Polish night at the Mud Hens baseball game on August 1st, and the screening of the movie “Katyn” at the Maumee Theater on October 4th, 2009. Continue reading…

On Saturday, October 11th, from 5 to 10 p.m., a Polish Fall Festival will be held to benefit St. Adalbert Parish.  A polka mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. with music by “A Touch of Brass”.

The Fall Festival continues on Sunday, October 12th, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy Polish Food, Music, Raffles, and Bar!

The Polish Fall Festival will be held at P.R.U.C.A.  Misiuda Hall on Detroit Ave., between Alexis and Telegraph Roads.

Please support your local Polish Organizations and Parishes by attending this Fall Festival. It’s a good way to enjoy Polish traditions and to celebrate Polish Heritage Month.



KATYN is an award winning documentary film about the true story of the massacre of over 20,000 Polish military officers in World War II.

WHEN: Sunday October 4, 2009 @ 4pm.

WHERE: Maumee Indoor Theatre

DONATION: $5/person in advance, $10 at the door

PACT members – FREE

All proceeds to benefit PACT.  Wine and Polish appetizers will follow.  To make reservations, please call (419) 356-1811, or (419) 351-7707.

This film is recommended for mature audiences.

Pride in Our Heritage

The Polish American Journal proudly joins Polish American organizations, schools, churches, libraries, and cultural groups throughout the United States in celebrating Polish American Heritage Month. As Polish Americans, we have so many outstanding accomplishments of which we can be proud. The most influential religious leader on Earth, Pope John Paul II, shares our heritage. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s Poles stood alone in their struggle for freedom against communist tyranny; they became the beacon of hope for all other Eastern bloc countries and proved it was possible for small countries to receive their national identity and break away from the U.S.S.R. The contributions which Poles have made to science, technology, music, art and literature are outstanding. Yes, indeed we can be proud of our Polish American heritage. Continue reading…

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Echoes of Poland concert on Sunday, May 30th at the Ohio Theater, you missed a real Polish treat.  All areas of Poland were represented in dance, song, music and gorgeous costumes.

The concert began with a beautiful overture played by Kapela. They also opened the second segment of the concert with an instamental piece. Continue reading…

The First Polish Happy Hour, organized by Lidia Ebersole, and sponsored by Polish Pride, Main Stree Bar & Grill, and PACT was a great success. Over 45 people showed up for kielbasa, Polish beer, and Polish Music. The event inspired a feeling of Polish fellowship for everyone attending. Thanks to all who joined in making the first Polish Happy Hour a huge success. Please be sure to check the PACT website for dates and locations of future Polish Happy Hours. Continue reading…

PACT’s Raffle winners were announced on Monday, June 22, 2009. The lucky winners were as follows:

  • First prize of $1,000 was won by Ed Lepiarz
  • Second prize of $500 was won by Tim Brzozka
  • Third prize of a $100 gift certificate to the Fix It Shop was won by Tom Grycza
  • Fourth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Polish Pride was won by Mrs. Mercedes Blaczyk
  • Fifth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Ski’s Restaurant was won by Marty Blaczyk

Thank you to all who supported PACT by buying raffle tickets!

Congratulations to the winners!

Marty Blaszczyk received the first outstanding service award from PACT on October 4th at the Maumee Theatre before the showing of “Katyn”.  Marty was chosen because of his many years of service. Joining Marty was his mother, Mercedes, his father, Frank, and sister, Jan.  Read his story:

I grew up off of Stickeny Avenue in St. Vincent de Paul Parish boundaries. Continue reading…