PACT, along with the Polish Cultural Center (PCC) Advisory Board is encouraging everyone to donate to our PCC campaign.  Last year we raised over $3,000.  The sponsors, the Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, were kind enough to match our donations up to $1,000!

We are asking you to share the PCC website on your facebook page or email it to your friends and ask them to support our efforts.

You can go online to www.polishculturalcenter.com to donate.  Please consider making a donation.  Thank You!


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The Polish name for Christmas Eve supper is “Wigilia” from Latin “Vigilare” – to await

95% of Polish families have preserved the Wigilia tradition and regard it as the high point of the Christmas season. We hope you can join us and make it a part of your Christmas tradition.

PACT and TPGS (Toledo Polish Genealogical Society)  is proud to announce that we will celebrate Christmas with the traditional Polish Wigilia Celebration.  This year’s Wigilia is scheduled for Sunday, December 18, 2016.  It will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania.  Wigilia begins at 5:30 PM.

THE WIGILIA CELEBRATION INCLUDES:

LIGHTING OF THE FIRST CANDLE

SHARING OF OPLATEK

MEATLESS MEAL OF TRADITIONAL POLISH FOODS

EXPLANATION OF WIGILIA TRADITIONS

SINGING TRADITIONAL POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS (KOLEDY)

READING THE PASSAGE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST

Price: $15.00 PACT members, $20.00 non-members,

$10 children 12 and under, children under five: free

Reserve your seat today by calling Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167

or email us with your reservation at info@polishcommunity.org

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If you like kielbasa, you will want to make sure you attend this special kielbasa dinner featuring the top three winners from the 2016 Kielbasa Cook-Off.  The dinner will include the award winning kielbasa from Jeremy Pryba (Polska Pryba), Mike Hofner and Ron Smith (Dziadzia and Busia’s OldFashioned Kielbasa), and Adam Michalski (Michalski’s Special Recipe ).  Jeremy and Adam will also be serving their family’s pierogi in addition to their kielbasa.  We will also be serving kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), mashed potatoes and gravy. mizeria (cucumber in dill sauce), placek (coffee cake), and those sweet tasting delectibles – paczki!

Saturday,  November 12, 2016

Christian Life Center, Olivet Lutheran Church

5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania

2 to 6 PM

$18 adults (non-members)

$15 PACT members

$5.00 children under 10

You can reserve tickets in advance for $15 by sending us an  email at info@polishcommunity.org.  Just leave your name, phone # or email address and how many in your party. Your tickets will be at the door.


Here are some of the upcoming events sponsored by Toledo Polish Genealogical Society:

October 15 – Show and Tell something about your ancestor who came to the United States

November 19 – Building Edmond Fitzgerald presented by Jen Domanski Baker

December 3 – TPGS Christmas Party

January 21 – Polish Traditions presented by Tom Sorosiak

February 18 – Kuhschwanz Train Tragedy presented by Carol Lake

March 25 – Soup Sale at Sts Adalbert & Hedwig from noon-6 p.m.

 

For more information about these events,  please go to their website:  http://tpgs02.org

 

 


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The Polish Cultural Center Advisory Board along with

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America,

Polish-American Community of Toledo,

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society,

&Toledo Poznan Alliance

 

Invite you to a fund raising dinner featuring

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Polish Cultural Center

6p.m. Polish Happy Hour

6;30p.m. Dinner

Program to follow

Guest Speaker

Gene Bak

Polish American Cultural Center of Cleveland, OH

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Premier Banquet Hall

4480 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Toledo  OH  43614

 

$100 per person/$175 per couple

Business casual

 

RSVP no later than Friday, September 9, 2016

 

For Additional Information Contact:

Tom Waniewski

Polish Cultural Center Advisory Board

P.O. Box 1033

Sylvania  OH  43560

419-754-3633

Email: info@polishculturalcenter.com


This year’s Kielbasa Klassic was held at Whiteford Valley Golf Course.  It was a beautiful day on the course, especially for the winners.  This year’s first place team is Eric Buczkowski, Ryan Buczkowski, Cary Garnett and Tom W.  Second place team is Jack Sparagowski, Angie Sparagowski, Billy Peneff and John Sparagowski.  Darrell Staup, Stan Machosky, A.J. Machosky and Tony Machosky came in third. Corey Lepiarz won closest to the pin on hole #5.  Cary Garnett had longest putt on hole #18, and on hole #11, Angie Sparagowski made the longest drive.  Congratulations to all and thank you for participating in this year’s Kielbasa Klassic.

First Place Team: Team captain Eric Buczkowski, Ryan Buczkowski, Cary Garnett and Tom W.
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Second Place team: Darrell Staup, Stan Machosky, A.J. Machosky and Tony Machosky.

 

 

 

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Third Place team: Jack Sparagowski, Angie Sparagowski, Bill Peneff and John Sparagowski.

St. Anthony Catholic Church – Rummage Sale

Wednesday & Thursday,  October 5 & 6, 2016

9am – 7pm

St. Anthony Kenna Hall,

4635 St. Anthony Road, Temperance (between Secor & Whiteford Road)

Thursday is $2.00 Bag Day!

For more information, please call the Parish Office 734-854-1143 or go to our website:

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Sign Up is now open for the 2016 Kielbasa Klassic 4-Man Golf Scramble!

Sunday, August 7th
at Whiteford Valley (blue Course)
7980 Beck Road, Ottawa Lake MI
10:00AM start time

$75 per man/ $300 per team

Includes golf, cart, food, beer, pop, team skins, door prizes, challenge holes, and the famous “Kielbasa Klassic” t-shirt.

**Proceeds used to fund PACT scholarships and Child Help, an organization dedicated to helping abused children**

Deadline to enter is July 30, 2016.

There are 2 ways to register for the Kielbasa Klassic:

1

Register Online
Register at the Kielbasa Klassic website by clicking here.


2

Register by Mail.

Download the registration form here.
Right-click the button above and select Save Target/Link As… to save the registration form to your computer.

Download and complete the registration form and mail with check to (make check payable to “PACT”) :

Tim Paluszak
2260 Grantwood
Toledo Ohio 43613


Please direct any questions to Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167.


Sixty Years Ago–Poznaǹ June 1956 and its Significance in Polish and World History

excerpted from a longer study by David Gwidon Chełmiǹski, Ph. D.

Not even a year after the formation of the “Warsaw Pact” mutual defense alliance in 1955, Poland suddenly made it into the world news headlines with the first significant uprising of the workers voicing dissatisfaction with the centrally-controlled Marxist economic system which had been imposed upon them in the decade since the Second World War, and remarkably, Poznaǹ, was at the center of what was happening.

After the Minister of Machine Industry withdrew several promises given at the Polish capital of Warszawa to a delegation of workers from a metal Industries factory at Poznaǹ, a strike started spontaneously at the multi-factory complex at six in the morning of Thursday June 28th, 1956.  Around eighty percent of the workers were protesting the increased workload and loss of bonus pay and demanding compensation after the government had suddenly raised their required work quota.  Students and workers from other plants joined their procession.  Between 9 and 11 a.m., 100,000 people had gathered at the Adam Mickiewicz Square in front of the old German Kaiser’s Imperial Palace, demanding lower food prices, wage increases, revocation of some recent changes in the law which had eroded work conditions and a visit by Poland’s Prime Minister Józef Cyrankiewicz.

The crowds stormed a prison at ulica Młyǹska, releasing hundreds of prisoners, distributed firearms from the prison’s arms depot among themselves, and attacked the Communist Party’s local headquarters and the office of the Ministry of Public Security.  By six p.m., the protesters had seized many government buildings, including a radio-jamming station and police stations in outlying districts, and the military school at the Poznaǹ University of Technology and the prison camp in Mrowino, destroying police records at the district courthouse and procurature as well as at a police station.

The city was pacified by Saturday June 30th, 1956.  An estimated fifty-seven to over one hundred civilians had been killed, and about six hundred people were wounded.   By nine p.m. a wave of detentions had begun—the detainees were taken to the airport and subjected to brutal interrogations.  Seven hundred forty-six individuals were detained for over five weeks, until Wednesday August 8th, 1956, while prosecutions carried on for many years.

Clearly encouraged by the Polish example of voicing their dissatisfaction with the Communist regime and getting some significant changes, Hungary began its own uprising on Tuesday October 23rd, 1956.


 

Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) Annual Scholarship Competition ends May 31, 2016

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

Over the past five years over $13,000 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?”

Those interested in applying have until May 31, 2016 to complete Scholarship Application Form and submit it along with their essay.

Click on the Scholarship Application icon on the right under “PACT Resourses” to download the application today.

Send you completed application and essay to PACT, P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania, OH, 43560.