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Celebrate Your Polish Heritage on Labor Day Weekend

by James Smock on August 21, 2010

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Celebrate Your Polish Heritage in Texas on Labor Day WeekendThere are lots of events scheduled in Texas for the last holiday weekend of the summer, most noteably the church bazaars on the Sunday before Labor Day. It’s hard to decide which ones to attend, but here’s several of them that relate to our Polish Texan heritage.

 

St. Stanislaus In Chappell Hill Bazaar

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Homecoming Bazaar In Chappell Hill, TexasSt. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas was founded in 1889 by the early Polish immigrant farmers that flocked to Washington County to take advantage of the fertile land in that area.

The parish will be hosting their 73rd annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, September 5, 2010 on the church grounds.

A catered barbecue meal will be served starting at 11am. Activities include Arts and Crafts, Children’s Games, Country Store, Train Ride, Grocery, Toy, Cake, Ham and Sausage Booths. Bingo and the Grand Auction both start at 2pm and Daniel Derkowski and the River Rats will be entertaining the crowd from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. A dance featuring Daniel Cendalski and the Country Boys begins at 7pm. At 9pm, the raffle winners will be drawn for a total of 25 great prizes.

St. Stanislaus has a brand new pastor, Fr. Jozef Musiol, so be sure and welcome him. For more information see St. Stanislaus information on the Diocese of Austin website.

St. Joseph In New Waverly Bazaar

St. Joseph's Catholic Church Homecoming Bazaar in New Waverly, TexasNew Waverly has often been referred to as the cradle of Polish immigration for Southeast Texas. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Waverly, Texas was founded in 1869 by the early Polish settlers who came to the area as part of the Waverly Emigration Society and the first church was built in 1877.

The parish will be hosting their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, September 5, 2010 on the church grounds.

Activities include a barbecue dinner and Mexican food, booths and games for adults and children, raffle and a live auction.

For more information see St. Joseph’s website.

St. Mary in Plantersville Bazaar

St. Mary Catholic Church Homecoming Bazaar in Plantersville, TexasSt. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville, Texas whose official name is Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Immaculate Conception, Plantersville, Texas was founded in 1894. The most recent church building was built in 1917 by German settlers, but there were many early Grimes County Polish settlers who were a part of this parish.

The parish will be hosting their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, September 5, 2010 on the church grounds.

A delicious barbecue brisket, pork and sausage dinner will be served starting at 11am. There will be lots of fun for the whole family with grocery, cake, toy, fruit, plant and sausage booths, arts and crafts and children’s games. The live auction begins at 1:30pm in the large air conditioned tent. Chris Rybak, the Accordion Cowboy and his lovely wife Edita will be providing entertainment throughout the day.

This popular bazaar is well worth the trip just for the tour of the beautifully restored and recently enlarged German painted church.

For more information see St. Mary’s website.

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