What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2010-02-05 08:40:13
Issue #: 40

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Ostatki: A Polish Carnival Celebration

Saturday, February 6th at 7 p.m.
The Youngstown Club

Put aside the Cajun beans and Mardi Gras beads this year and mark the season with a unique experience you will be sure to enjoy! this Slavic-inspired Pre-Lenten Celebration includes samples of elite vodkas and Polish beers—imported for the event and not normally available in Ohio--complimented with an assortment of authentic heavy Hor d'oeuvres, live music, dancing, trivia contest and—of course, a paczki parade and prizes.

And I got word yesterday that our friend Andrew Bak from Bison Grass Vodka has cleared his schedule and is flying in from NYC to join us and oversea the Vodka Cocktail Competition himself. I’ve heard about some of the drinks…yummy! You don’t want to miss it! See more pictures of last year’s fun
here.  Tickets are $30 advance until Friday noon and $40 at the door. Call 330-719-0415 for information. Make your reservations here.

We are very excited to announce the Most Reverend George V. Murry, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, has most graciously agreed to join us to celebrate mass at Polish Day 2010, Sunday August 29th at St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on South Raccoon Road in Austintown. We are planning that he will be joined by all of the Polish and the “adopted Polish”  priests representing the Polish parishes in Youngstown diocese in a show of celebratory support in this time of uncertainty and ethnic parish reorganization. 

Join Marianne Poprik, PolishYoungstown Community Outreach Coordinator, tomorrow,  Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2 PM  at the Freedom Fighters statue in Peterson Park in Poland. She will be joined by officials of the Poland Township community to recognize General Thaddeus Kosciuszko on the 264th anniversary of his birth. Kosciuszko played a pivotal role in our success by creating strategy for the American Revolution. Later he ignited a rebellion for freedom in Europe and fought for the rights of African Slaves, European Serfs, Jews, Native-Americans and Women. 
It is for this famous general that Poland, Ohio is named! PolishYoungstown is excited about its newly formed cooperative relationship with the Township and Streetscapes  allowing it to actively participate in the park's upkeep as well as host events there to draw attention to and educate the public on the important role both Kosciuszko and Gen. Casimir Pulaski played in America's struggle for independence.

Please support the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle as it kicks off its first-ever Pączki
Sale from February 1-11th  These delicious homemade donuts will be ready for pick-up on Monday, February 15th from 5-7 PM at St. Stanislaus and St. Joseph the Provider so you can enjoy them with your family on Fat Tuesday morning.
$1/ paczek        $5/six paczki           $10/one dozen        Preordered/ prepaid only

FLAVORS AVAILABLE: Plain/ Apricot / Raspberry/ Plum/ Custard

Eating pączki is the traditional Polish way to indulge before the fasting in observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  Although they look like jelly doughnuts, pączki are made from especially rich dough containing eggs, fats, sugar and sometimes milk. Traditionally, a small amount of Spiritus grain alcohol is added to the dough before cooking; as it evaporates, it prevents the absorption of oil deep into the dough. More info available here. All proceeds to benefit the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle costume fund. For more information call 330-550-0134 or go to www.polishyoungstown.com

Another way to celebrate before you begin the solemnity of Lent by celebrating Feb 16th to Paczki Day. Join us on our bus trip to Hamtramck, MI—the largest festival in the world celebrating the delicious oversized donuts. Music, drinking, dancing, shopping for folk crafts and authentic Polish meats and groceries will make this celebration one we can savor throughout the 40 days of Lent.  Need to stay close to home? No worries! Take the family to Kuzman’s Lounge in Girard for some food and music from 7:00 - 10:30 PM There will be three bands: Jack Vasko, Wayne Tomsic and Eddie Vallus.

The start of your Lenten sacrifices won’t be so bad if you start it all by attending the Ash Wednesday Fish Fry at St. Stanislaus Kostka February 17th from 11-1 PM and  5-7 PMMeal includes 10 oz fish, pierogies, cole slaw and coffee for only $7.

We have unveiled the long-awaited itinerary for this summer’s trip to Poland 2010
as well as the plan and costs for our spring bus trip on April 5th to Dyngus Day.  We encourage each of you to consider making the time to join us on one or all of these adventures. If you like PHH, you can imagine how fun it is to extend it to all day, over night or for two weeks!

Do Zabaczenia!
Your Polish Youngstown Team


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