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2013 Polish Heritage Festival At St. Mary In Brenham

by James Smock on October 29, 2013

in Current Events, Festivals and Bazaars

2013 Polish Heritage Festival At St. Mary In Brenham, TexasOn Sunday, October 27, 2013, St. Mary’s Catholic Church hosted their 23rd annual Polish Heritage Festival at the Parish Activity Center on the church grounds in Brenham, Texas. A delicious Polish meal was served to the waiting crowd beginning at 11 am. The meal included baked ham, kielbasa, rosół z kury, czarnina, kiszona kapusta, potatoes and green beans along with delicious desserts and ice tea, soft drinks and cold piwo to drink.

After the meal, a long line formed at the window to the kitchen as take home food to go was made available, including traditional Polish dishes such as pierogi, kiszka, kielbasa, kluski and soups. Inside the parish hall there was a cake booth and a country store and outside there was face painting and other fun activities for the kids.

During the meal, Polish fiddler Daniel Cendalski and his band, Daniel and the Country Boys entertained the crowd with a lively mix of old time Polish and Country music. At 1:00 pm the live auction started as the crowd bid on homemade goodies, quilts, furniture and other items. The raffle drawing with lots of nice prizes was held after the auction ended.

Below are a few photos of the fun and there is a slideshow of more photos on page 2

Serving home made czarnina and rosół z kury to the hungry diners

Serving home made czarnina and rosół z kury to the hungry diners

Preparing the rosół z kury (chicken soup)

Preparing the rosół z kury (chicken soup)

Daniel Cendalski and the Country Boys entertaining the crowd

Daniel Cendalski and the Country Boys entertaining the crowd

Getting the pierogi ready for the hungry crowd

Getting the pierogi ready for the hungry crowd

Lots of home made goodies at the live auction

Lots of home made goodies at the live auction

Large crowd of Polish Texans enjoying the meal and entertainment

Large crowd of Polish Texans enjoying the meal and entertainment

Slideshow of more photos on page 2

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