We are receiving emails notices from Polonia around the country about their activities this month and all take the time to comment on the variety of offerings we have for you here in the Mahoning Valley. Although excited about the recognition, none of it means anything if you--our readers--don’t share the sense of pride in your heritage. So I hope you will join us for at least one Polish American Heritage Month event this month.
Talk about showing your pride, local chef, Sebastian Chomczyk was excited to show me his new tattoo he is sporting on his leg. Done by an obviously talented Struthers tattoo artist, the image is crisp, clear and obviously our Polish eagle. Chomczyk was born in Katowice in Sothern Poland and moved here in his early teens. Pretty cool… Last Sunday, PolishYoungstown held a press conference with Rev. John Keehner, rector at St. Columba Cathedral to announce that it was embarking on an effort to renovate the cathedral baptistery into a shrine to Our Lady of Częstochowa. The event was covered by WKBN/WYTV/Fox. We were thrilled to learn during the media event that St. Casimir’s Parish has decided to donate $5000 to the project and that Madonna Committee Chair Ken Giba and his family has donated an additional $1,000 to the project. Wow! What a great way to kick things off!
The weather looks to be grand for our Tailgate at the YSU football game on Saturday, October 9th at 2 PM. Look for the Polish Youngstown banner in the tailgating lot on Fifth Avenue between McDonalds and Taco Bell. You don’t need a ticket to help Angela, Ted, Agi, Ken and other PYTown Team-YSU alumni enjoy this fun fall tradition. We’ll provide some hamburgers and we welcome anything you would like to share. Beer is available for purchase from YSU-operated concession stands. If you want to purchase tixs for the game against North Dakota State University call (330)941-1YSU. Go Guins! For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you have Columbus Day off, join us Monday, October 11th 4 PM in Peterson Park in Poland Township to recognize Gen. Casimir Pulaski on the 331st anniversary of his death. Pułaski, for whom the township is named, volunteered his skillful horsemanship and used his own money to create the American Calvary in the American Revolution. Or head over at 6 PM for a screening of the new film about this American hero. It will take place at Poland Township Historical Society in the "The Little Red School House" Corner of Struthers Rd and RT 224 Click here for more information.
And, of course, mark your calendar for our big PolishYoungstown 2nd Birthday Party & PHH on Thursday, October 14th 5:30-9 PM at the Youngstown Club Grill Room. We are working on some fun trivia, music, drink specials and much more! You made this all happen so come celebrate your success! Click here for more information.
Coming up: October 9th 8PM Polish Night at Kuzman's featuring Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz…Opera Circle opens its 15th Anniversary with the operetta Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss October 9-10, 2010…St. Stanislaus’ Stuffed Cabbage Dinner Sunday Oct 10th 12-4 PM Takeout available $8 adults, $4 kids…Sunday, October 10th 5 PM…"Nine Days that Changed the World: John Paul II" film at Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, New Castle…Oct. 24th "Celebrating His Heritage in His House" Polish Heritage Day at Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, DC…
Your PolishYoungstown Team