2020 Kielbasa Cook Off Winners

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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.…

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Polish Movie Series Postponed

Due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the boards of the Polish American Community of Toledo (P.A.C.T.) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (T.P.A.) have postponed the Polish Movie series until Polish American Heritage Month in October. Stay well and plan to join us in October! Here is the list of films that we will be showing in October: Man of Marvel Sexmition (1983) Katyn (viewer discretion) Debt (2019) The Rose (2011) Saragosa Manuscript (1965)

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Kielbasa Cook Off News

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The 2020 Kielbasa Cook Off will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at St. Clement’s Hall, 3030 Tremainsville Road in Toledo.  We are currently looking for amateur kielbasa makers that would like to compete for the title of Kielbasa King or Queen! Click on the “Kielbasa Cook Off Entry Form” under PACT Resourses.  There you will find all the information you need and the entry form.  If you have questions, please email us at polishcommunity@outlook.com.  Last year’s first place winner took home almost $1,000.  Not…

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PACT Member Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, January 16th.

PACT’s annual member’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16 at the Rosary Care Center on the campus of Lourdes University in Sylvania.  The meeting will begin at 6:30.  All members and those wanting to learn about PACT are welcome.  We will discuss what we have planned for 2020 and answer any questions from members.  Please plan on joining us on the 16th.  Light refreshments will be offered.

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Join us for a Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Celebration

Wigilia 2019 Wesołych Świąt! PACT and TPA are proud to announce this year’s Christmas Eve traditional “Wigilia” Celebration.  The word “Wigilia” comes from the Latin word “VIGILARE” – to await. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania.  Doors open at 5:00 and Wigilia program and dinner start at 5:30. The Wigilia Celebration includes: Lighting of the First Candle Reading of the Passage of the Birth of Christ Sharing of Oplatek Meatless Meal of Traditional Polish…

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Celebrate Polish Heritage Month

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Polish American Heritage Month is an annual designation observed in October. Across the globe, there are about 9.5 million Polish Americans. They represent about 3% of the American population. The first wave of millions of Poles migrated America between 1800 and 1860. The second and third generations of Poles were born in America in the late 1900’s, and grew up as Americans with a touch of Polish heritage. The Polish have always held onto a fierce passion for their culture, their independence, and their new country. We celebrate Polish American…

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2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2019 PACT/TPA Scholarship winners have been chosen. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners. The 2019 Scholarship winners are: Lauren Mueller is a sophomore at Owens Community College and is pursuing a Registered Nurse designation with an interest in cardiac nursing. Lauren is a Perrysburg High School graduate where she was involved in the theatre department.  Her hobbies include cooking, baking, reading and traveling. Colton Powaski, who recently graduated from Northview High School, plans to attend Miami University in the fall.  While at Northview, he was a member of…

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2019 Toledo Area Polish American Festival

2019 TOLEDO AREA POLISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL by PACT The Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) has announced  that the 2019  Toledo Area Polish American Festival will be held on May 17, 18, and 19, 2019  at the Club 16 facility located on King Road just south of Hill Avenue in Holland, Ohio. “The 2019 Toledo Area Polish-American Festival” is being sponsored by PACT, a non-profit organization.  Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for Polish-American students and to help fund the building campaign for a new Polish Community Center. Anyone interested in more…

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Disco Polo Dance Party at the 2019 Toledo Area Polish American Festival

  Friday night, something new, something cool! DJ Tadeusz Gnida will spin the BEST songs from Poland and the US with our FIRST EVER Disco Polo Party! For those who aren’t familiar with Disco Polo, it’s what ALL the DJ’s play at weddings, bars, festival and events all over Poland! Consider it polka music for the clubs! Friday, May 17, 2019 Club 16, 316 King Road, Festival opens at 5:00 pm, Party starts at 8:00 pm! Dancing with the stars, Polish edition starts after Echoes of Poland around 7:15 pm. Echoes…

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