Polish Constitution Day May 3rd.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/polish-constitution-day-parade-returns-to-chicago/692792/   Constitution Day is an official public holiday in Poland. On May 3, 1791, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s constitution was adopted. It was the first constitution in modern Europe and second in the world, following the American one. It was a significant achievement of the Polish Enlightenment thinkers. May 3 was established as a holiday only days after the constitution was passed by the Grand Sejm (Polish Parliament). It was later suspended for many years due to the country’s partitioning, but was reinstituted after Poland regained its freedom in 1918. After World…

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Wigilia 2017

Another Christmas season means another Christmas Eve vigil (Wigilia).  This year, PACT and TPGS (Toledo Polish Genealogy Society) once again teamed up to mark the most important day of the Christmas season for Polish people.  Wigilia traditions  this year included  lighting of the first candle, sharing of oplatek, and a meatless meal of traditional Polish dishes.  Guest speaker Lidia Ebersole gave us a look into Wigilia in Poland.  She is a native of Poland and has spent 26 years celebrating Christmas in her homeland.  Now as a citizen of the US, she…

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Know you Polish Heritage and Customs

October is Polish Heritage Month; a great time to learn more about your Polish Heritage. Knowledge is power!  Read these books to learn more about your local Polish heritage and customs.  Learn interesting facts about the people who settled in  the Toledo and surrounding area. Honoring Our Polish Ancestors, donated by Toledo Polish Genealogical Society Toledo‘s Polonia, Rev. Richard Philiposki with the Toledo Polish Genealogical Society Treasured Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions  My Homemade Polish Recipes, Anna Zaremba  Adam Grant, Figure Master, A collection of painting by Toledo’s Adam Grochowski…

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Polish American Festival will be held in May, 2018

Save these dates: May 18, 19, and 20th of 2018.  A real Polish American Festival will be held at Club 16 on King Road in Holland Ohio.  It will be sponsored by PACT and hosted by Club 16. The music line up for the festival is: Friday, May 18th: Dynabrass from 6:30 to 10:30 PM Saturday, May 19th: Duane Malinowski from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Echoes of Poland from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Randy Krajewski and Badinov from 6:30 to 10:30 PM Sunday, May 20th: Polka Mass at 11:00AM with…

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PACT/TPA 2017 Scholarship Winners

The Polish American Community of Toledo and Toledo Poznan Alliance are proud to announce the 2017 Scholarship winners.  Each winner will receive $1,000.00 toward their college tuition. This year’s winners are: Alexander Zuchowski.  Alex will be a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati this fall. Alex is the 2017 recipient of an Engineering and Applied Sciences Freshman Scholastic Award and the 2017 President’s award for Educational Excellence.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Marching and Concert Band at the University.  Alex dances in the famous Echoes…

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2017 Kielbasa Cook-Off

Get your taste buds ready for another great Kielbasa Cook Off sponsored by the Polish American Community of Toledo.  This year the cook off will be held on Saturday, May 6th at St. Clement Community Center,  2990 Tremainsville Rd.  Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit the PACT/Toledo Poznan Alliance Scholarship Competition, which has awarded more than $17,000 to students over the past five years.  Proceeds will also help the capital campaign to develop a Polish community center in the Toledo area. There is still room for more contestants.  If you…

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Tuesday, November 29th is “Giving Tuesday”!

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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2016 Wigilia Celebration

WIGILIA 2016 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…

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