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2014 Polish Day in the Texas State CapitolOn behalf of Governor Rick Perry’s staff, it is my honor to invite you to “Dzień Polski” Polish Day at the State Capitol on Friday, September 26 in Austin, Texas beginning at 12 noon. This event is open to the public so everyone and anyone interested in helping us celebrate “Dzień Polski” is invited to attend and participate.
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Jim And Kathy Mazurkiewicz Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary In PolandWords cannot express the gratitude and appreciation my family and I have for the generosity, sincerity, friendship and love expressed for us by our friends as my wife Kathy and I renewed our wedding vows on August 9, 2013 at the church of my grandparents, St. Katarzyna Catholic Church in Węglewo, Poland. We do not know how to begin to justly thank everyone for the beautiful wedding anniversary celebration that the National Association of Cereal Grain Producers of Poland organized and sponsored. There is no doubt that this was one of the highlights of our lives and my family and I will cherish this day for the rest of our lives.
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Videos From Jim And Kathy Mazurkiewicz Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary In PolandVideos of Jim And Kathy Mazurkiewicz’s celebration of their 35th anniversary In Poland on August 9, 2013.

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2012 Koledy Polskie In Chappell HillFriends and family (Przyjaciólmi i rodzina):

On behalf of the “Kolędy Polskie” organizers, we want to invite you, your family and friends to join “Kolędy Polskie” on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Chappell Hill, Texas at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. This will be our sixth annual “Kolędy Polskie” and we hope that you will invite your loved ones to join in this beautiful Polish tradition. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend and help celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ embracing our Polish culture.
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Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz - Why I play Polish Folk Music?I play Polish folk music because of my grandparents. They were simple people making a living off the land as did their parents and every generation that came before them. My grandparents were the first generation to be born in the United States, Chappell Hill, Texas to be exact. When their parents, my great grandparents, came to Texas in the 1880’s, they came with little or nothing except the customs and traditions of their homeland to begin a new life in a new land.
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2012 Koledy Polskie In Chappell HillFriends and family (Przyjaciólmi i rodzina):

On behalf of the “Kolędy Polskie” organizers, we want to invite you, your families and friends to join “Kolędy Polskie” on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. in Chappell Hill, Texas at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. This will be our fifth annual “Kolędy Polskie” and we hope that you will invite your families and friends to join in this historic Polish tradition. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and embracing our Polish culture.
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2012 Dozynki Mass And Celebration at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church In Chappell Hill, TexasFriends and Family:

The parishioners of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas would like to invite you, your relatives and friends to join the parish for their “4th Annual Dozynki Mass and Celebration” honoring our Polish Heritage by giving thanks for our many blessing during the week of Thanksgiving. The mass and celebration will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 beginning with the holy rosary at 8:30 a.m. and mass at 9 a.m.
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Blessing Of The Easter Baskets To Be Held In Chappell HillFriends and family:

Święconka ( Blessing of the Easter baskets ) will be conducted by Father Jozef Musiol, Pastor of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill on Holy Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. Each of you, your friends and family are encouraged to bring Easter baskets to be blessed. This Polish tradition has been adopted by many Catholic churches and continue to this day.
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About The Author: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz

Dr. Jim MazurkiewiczJim Mazurkiewicz is a Texas native whose family originally settled in Washington County, Texas at the turn of the twentieth century. His family still owns and operates the family farm in Chappell Hill. He graduated from Waller High School and received a B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and a Masters from Texas Tech University. Dr Jim is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist for Leadership Programs as TALL Director for Texas AgriLife Extension a member of The Texas A&M System and its statewide Agriculture Program. Jim takes great pride in his Polish heritage and plays Polish music on his concertina accordion.

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