Polishfest 2016

A “family-oriented festival” of Polish live music, song, folk dance performances, ethnic foods, crafts and culture will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning (Commons Room, 1st Floor). This cultural event is FREE and open to the public. A variety of cooking demonstrations and food sampling, make-n-take kids crafts, folk art demonstrations, and a holiday craft and gift mart will be centered around “A Celebration Of Christmas in The Old Country.” This year’s festival will also celebrate the rich culture, music and folklore of Pittsburgh’s Lithuanian Community. Take a trip to the “Old Country” without leaving Pittsburgh. It’s FREE!

Featured entertainment will include: Bociai Lithuanian Chorus, Frania’s Polka Celebration, Lajkoniki Polish Folk Ensemble, Living Traditions Folk Ensemble, Radoslaw Fizek (Polish Folk Songs and Christmas Carols) and the Echos of Lithuania.

For more information, contact L.G. Kozlowski, Festival Director, at lgk505@aol.com or 814-969-5940.

Polishfest ’16 is partially sponsored by the Polish Falcons of America and the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation.

Fraternalist of the Year 2014

Polish Falcons of America wishes to congratulate this year’s Fraternalist of the Year recipient, Michelle Metcalf of Nest 163 Mocanaqua, Pa.

Michelle has served as the Nest 163 Instructress since 2011. During her term as Instructress, she has initiated zumba classes which meet twice per week, organized a walking team with Members ranging in age from one to 60, planned children’s holiday parties, and has held fundraisers for breast cancer research.

Through the sale of t-shirts, Michelle and the Members of Nest 163 donated $1,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They are currently raising money for Keystone Wounded Warriors.

Michelle has also served as chairperson of the area’s Toys for Tots program and has encouraged her community to raise money for fire victims. Following the burning of a home in Mocanaqua, Michelle, with the help of fellow Members, coordinated a spaghetti dinner at the Nest to collect donations for the family affected. Over $500 was given to the family.

Since 2012, Michelle has served as the District VII Secretary. In 2013, she held the position of Secretary at the District VII Convention.

Michelle is always willing to help with any and all projects in her community. She is the definition of a fraternalist.

Congratulations Michelle and thank you for your dedication to our organization!

District II Youth Skillz Day

On Saturday, April 12, District II will hold a “Youth Skillz Day” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Social Center, 5000 West 31st St. Cicero, IL 60804. Skillz Day is a fun day for any District II youth Member to participate in athletic events and meet other youth Members. It is also a preparation day and workshop for the 2014 National Zlot. Cost is $5 per participant and includes lunch. Ages 7 and older are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by April 4 to George Wortz at 414-313-9579 or Donna Skonning at 708-650-4345.

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Donate a Non-Perishable Food Item

Planning on attending a Polish Falcons of America National event this year? Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item with you to be donated to a pantry local to the event. Let’s all do our part to help others!

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Find upcoming events at http://polishfalcons.org/calendar.