Polish Easter Week Traditions

michal balog O0bbw2Mo8Yk unsplash

Article by Tom Sorosiak Easter is one of the two most practiced traditions by the Polish people of the Roman Catholic faith that was retained in the America’s by Polish immigrant families.  I am a product of that generation and am proud to continue those most cherished traditions.  I would like to share with the readers of this newsletter the memories I have growing up in the LaGrange Street neighborhood. Holy Week was always a reminder that the end of Lenten Season was nearing.  Going to mass on Palm Sunday…

Read More

2020 Kielbasa Cook Off Winners

sausage 1599256739

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More