What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2011-08-09 05:51:23
Issue #: 110

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Each year we try to make your Polish Heritage Day more fun to attend. Here’s the latest way we are doing it:
  • Offering food platters inside AND à la carte outside. Want a full platter of all the best in Polish food including those famous potato pancakes? We got that! Only have room for a bowl of pierogi or a kielbasa and sauerkraut sandwich? We got that, too!
  •  Bringing beverage service to you. You just finished your drink and the periogi eating contest is about to start. What do you do? Call the roaming waiters! We will have people walking through the crowd selling your beer, water and soda so you don’t have to miss a moment of the fun!
  • Setting up an outdoor tent and dance floor. If you want the food and fun but not the crowd, plan to hang in the big outdoor tent. There you can eat, drink, smoke and enjoy the zany music sort of polka tunes of the Chardon Polka Band.
Of course we will have two bands, the Marketplace, Bakery, folk dance performances and all the things you love about this annual event! Please consider helping to make it happen! We are in need of sponsors, basket donations and volunteer workers to make our only fundraiser of the year a success. If you give only three hours of your time to help make it happen, we’ll reward you with FREE admission and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

The repercussions of last year’s tragic airplane crash are still being felt. Last week, the prime minister of Poland dismissed more than a dozen top air force officers and Defense Ministry officials after an Interior Ministry report on a devastating plane crash said that poor crew training, lax safety regulations and unprofessionalism were to blame. The dismissals followed the departure of the defense minister, Bogdan Klich, who resigned immediately after the report was released. Learn more about the report and other news in Poland at our Polish Media Watch site that is updated weekly.

The Alliance College Alumni Association is proud to announce a Call for Applicants for its Foundation’s $1500 scholarship. Applications are available at the group’s website, www.alliancecollege.com, and must be postmarked September 30, 2011. Opened in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance, the largest Polish American fraternal insurance organization, Alliance College operated for 75 years as the crown jewel of higher learning for American Poles-including this editor. Its mission was to offer immigrant children advanced educations during a time of discrimination while encouraging the study of Polish language and Polish culture in America. In 1988, the school was closed and sold to the state of Pennsylvania to be used as a prison. In 2001, the alumni, faculty, and staff of all of it programs came together to create the Alumni Association as a means of hosting reunions, renewing acquaintances, sharing memories and, through this scholarship, encouraging post-secondary education. Additionally, the group asks you to mark your calendars for October 5th - 7th, 2012, when it will host a gala celebration in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the college’s founding.

When we traveled to Poland, it was faster for us to get across the country by train then the unpredictable highway system. Is this a good reason for us to take Polish Happy Hour August to the Boxcar Lounge? Maybe not, but we will be there at the B&O Station this Thursday, August 11, 2011 just across the “Peanut Bridge” at 530 Mahoning Avenue from 5:30- 9 PM. Let’s hope for good weather so we can enjoy our Polish music on the patio until 8 PM. After that, stick around  for live rock music by the Grease Monkeys. (How do you say that in Polish?!)

Remember, we have relocated the veteran’s memorial from South Avenue to Peterson Park in Poland, Ohio, but the project is not finished.  This was the official launch of Polish Youngstown’s/Town One Streetscapes memorial brick saleto now make the park more accessible.  We need to sell 500 bricks to make this project happen. The lava rock that currently covers the park, although pretty, makes it inaccessible for seniors and others who might be physically challenged to visit and enjoy the park. Our goal is to have raised enough bricks sold by October 1st that we can have the new surface installed by Polish-American Heritage Month in October. Have your family represented and show your support. Order forms for this available here.

Do następnego razu...
(Till next time...)
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