The Bremond Chamber of Commerce recently finalized their plans for the Polski Dzien XXII or the Polish Days celebration. The Polish Pickle Run is expected to draw another good crowd. Over 165 runners have pre registered by Wednesday (June 17). The 5K run begins at 8:00 am. The 2009 Pickle Run T-shirts will be available starting on Saturday (June 20) at the Bremond Press office. More colors of shirts will be available to the early shirt buyers. This year there will be a limited number of Tye Dye Polish Pickle Run shirts.
The horseshoe and washer competition will take place under the water tower as it has in recent years. The new city building has taken up some of the area but there is still enough room for the two popular Polish Day games. Sign-up will be in Wasik’s store on Polish Day morning. The deadline for washers is 11:00 and horseshoes at 11:30. Play begins thirty minutes after sign-up ends. The entry fee is $20 per team. For information call Janel Swick at 254-746-7552.
The coed volleyball tournament will begin early Polish Day morning. The eight player teams must pay their $60.00 entry fee by Wednesday. June 24. Contact numbers for volleyball information are 254-746-7146 or 254-746-7622 or 979-450-0228. The chamber decided to continue to get paid referees and and not use players from teams waiting to play to make the calls.
The 42 domino tournament will be held in the spacious Wasik’s Store building, formerly Groholski’s. To enter the 42 tournament go by Wasik’s store Saturday morning before 11:30am. Play begins at noon. The entry fee is also $20.00 for a team. Official Polish Day rules include no talking across the table, can open with a bid of 84, shakers must bid if left on him/her and shakers may bid low if it is left on him/her.
The BBQ cookoff will be held in its normal location between the railroad tracks and the alley behind the buildings on Main Street. A team is limited to only cooking facilities and two vehicles in the contest area. The entry fee for Beef is $55, Chicken $20, Pork $20 and Beans $10. The number to call for information on the BBQ competition is 254-746-9096.
The Beauty Pageant will be held on Friday night (June 26) at the school. There will be five divisions from babies to high school students. The winners will ride on a special float in the Polish Day parade. For information on the Pageant call 979-575-9812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday evening (June 27) the second annual Polka Mass will be celebrated at 6:30pm at St. Mary’s Church. All the music in the service is a polka or waltz. Last year the Polka Mass filled almost every pew. Special song books are handed out so everybody can sing along with the choir. The closing hymn last year was to the melody of In Heaven There is No Beer.
A big street dance will end the Polish Day activities. The band Wild Horses will provide the music. According to their website they are "the band Nashville couldn’t tame.". They refused to be turned into "Mild Horses" by record producers. Wild Horses guarantee a "no holds barred, anything goes, party where the fans become just as much a part of the show as the band". The Chamber is expecting a big crowd. If it rains, which is not likely, the dance will be moved to St.Mary’s Recreation Center.
Radio station KTEX 106.1 will do a live remote broadcast from Polish Day for two hours on Saturday morning starting at 9:00am. Polish Day Beauty Pageant coordinator Barbie Borak will make two early morning TV appearance promoting Polish Day. She will be on KBTX channel 3 on Friday (June 19) and KXXV channel 25 on Tuesday (June 19).