What a great time we had last night at the Scrappers. Ok, so the team didn't live up to their current winning record but in our spacious picnic seats no one seemed to mind. The staff was so worried about preparing the pirogies and kapusta to our liking that we felt doted on all night!
One of the highlights was our Zywiec arrived in oversized cans--that's a first--and everyone was convinced it was colder, thus tasted better that way.
The other was the parade we made, accompanied by our concertina companion Rocco, to visit our Polish Batboy, Drew Heschmeyer, while he was working. The whole reserve, season ticket-holding section got a big kick out of our appearance and rendition of "Sto Lat" in his honor. Drew was not so excited, but he will laugh about it when he is old like us!
Speaking of Rocco Naples--our friend is starting to make quite a name for himself in the polka community. He is traveling from NY to Chicago and getting himself on stage playing and singing with all the big name groups. This week his most recent appearance made it on to YouTube. So as a sign of our good wishes, it is our video of the week.
As you may have seen in this mornings Vindy, tonight is the first ever
Polish Happy Hour New Castle. After attending several of our events, members of the American Polish Central Committee of New Castle asked us to help them try out the option in their area. Of course, we were thrilled to spread the joy of a good PHH! A number of us will be heading over tonight to wish them well and hope you will consider joining us. Contact us if you want to carpool!
Polish Day 09 will be here before we know it! We have opted to make this years event on August 30th, bigger and better than our first attempt last year--polka mass to start, two big-name polka bands, spacious venue with plenty of parking, children's programming, entertainment, folk art demonstrations and great vendors including homemade baked goods, kielbasa and folk crafts.
It will be great, but we need your help.
Here's what you can do:
Ø Plan on attending
Ø Print out a copy of the Polish Day flyer and hang it at your neighborhood stores
Ø Give a copy to your friends.
But even more critical right now...all of this costs money so we need sponsors!
We want to keep this a free admission event like last year in response to the economic times, but in order to do so we need to cover some of the major costs. Please consider donating and asking your friends and businesses you patronize to help too. All efforts would be greatly appreciated!
Click here for sponsorship information.
People have expressed confusion about the Polish Language Classes being offered by YSU this fall. It is a remote learning class out of Cleveland State. However, it will be conducted in a group classroom at our local university. It will cost the same as any 3 credit course at YSU.
The Krakowiaki Folk Circle kids are leaving for Polish Camp at St Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigan this weekend. There they will spend a week dancing, singing, learning Polish language and crafts as well as regular camp activities like bonfires and mischief. We send them our best thoughts and good wishes!
Have a great weekend!