The 24th Annual Polish Fest will be Sunday, Aug. 21, on the St. Stanislaus Church grounds, 201 Buckbee St., Rockford. The public is invited, and entry is free. There is easy access for the physically handicapped to all areas of the Fest, except the John Paul II Cultural Center and the School Hall.
A Polish/English Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church will open the Fest. Entertainment throughout the day will include two bandsThe Julida Boys from West Bend, Wis., and Gerry Tarkas Mid-West Sounds from Calumet City, Ill. Also featured will be the WICI Polish Song & Dance Co. from Chicago, which will perform at 2, 3:30, 5 and 6 p.m.
A Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Other Fest-type food will be available, along with ethnic Polish offerings and Polish pastries.
Enjoy games for children and adults, including bingo and carnival rides. A craft booth will feature many handmade articles for sale. Raffles will be held during the Fest, including the top prize of $600 to the winner, and additional cash prizes totaling $800.
The John Paul II Cultural Center in the former school building will be open for visitors to view two rooms of artifacts from Poland.
College and Boylan High School scholarships are awarded to eligible members of the parish from the proceeds of the Fest.
For more information, call St. Stanislaus Church at (815) 965-3913.
From the August 17-23, 2005, issue