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St. Stanislaus to celebrate Polish Fest Aug. 19
The 31st Annual Polish Fest will be Sunday, Aug. 19, on the St. Stanislaus Church grounds, 201 Buckbee St., Rockford. The public is invited, and admission is free.
Easy access is available for the physically handicapped to all areas of the Fest, except for the John Paul II Cultural Center and the School Hall.
A Polish/English Mass at 10:15 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church will open the Fest.
Entertainment throughout the day will include two bands: The Julida Boys from West Bend, Wis., and Lombard Band from Lombard, Ill. The Fest will also feature the Syrena — Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble from Milwaukee who will perform at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Children from the Polish Language School will perform at 2 p.m.
A Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Other festival-type food will be available, along with ethnic Polish offerings: pierogi, potato pancakes, Polish sausage and sauerkraut. Polish pastries will also be available.
There will be games for children and adults, including pull tabs, bingo and inflatables. Cash raffles and a basket raffle will be held during the course of the day.
The John Paul II Cultural Center in the former school building will be open for visitors to view two rooms of artifacts from Poland on display.
From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue