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Polski Dzien Polish Days 2011 In Bremond TexasBremond Texas, known as the Polish Capital of Texas, celebrated their 26th annual Polski Dzien or Polish Day and the 25th annual Polish Pickle Run on Saturday, June 22, 2013. People with Polish roots from all over Texas attended the event. The main Polski Dzien celebration is held on Saturday, but there was plenty of activity in downtown Bremond on Friday evening including a free street dance with music by Jerry Haisler and the Melody 5 and live rock, folk and country music with Denise Gouge and friends at their warehouse in downtown Bremond.
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2013 St. Joseph Catholic Church In Stoneham Texas Annual BazaarSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas which was established in 1909 by Grimes County Polish immigrants, held their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Bazaar day started with a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Ben Zientek at 10:30 am in the beautiful old church. Fr. Ben, a Washington County native, recently celebrated his 55th anniversary of ordination. At 11:00 am, workers started serving a delicious barbecue pork and beef dinner with all the fixings including a wide array of homemade deserts and cold ice tea.
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2013 Seventh Annual Polish Festival In Houston TexasThe Good Lord blessed the people at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church with two days of really nice spring weather as the church held their 7th annual Polish Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 on the church grounds in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The festival opened on Saturday morning with a rousing performance by Houston’s own Wawel Dance Group.
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Polish Music at BlackPot Festival in Lafayette, LAIn October of 2012, after a short visit in New Orleans, I drove two and a half hours up to Lafayette, Louisiana, to play at the annual BlackPot Festival. Each year, the South Louisiana BlackPot Festival & Cook-Off is held at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, a living history park. In addition to presenting many kinds of roots music, the festival holds a “cook off” (hence the name “Blackpot”) in which contestants serve their best versions of Louisiana gumbo, cracklins, and jambalaya. Visitors sample the wares (mmmmm!) and leave tickets at the booths of their favorite chefs. The cooks who get the most tickets from satisfied customers win cash prizes, but nobody seemed overly competitive at this friendly festival.
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4th Annual Polish Heritage Dozynki Thanksgiving Mass In Chappell Hill TexasSt. Stanislaus Catholic church in Chappell Hill, Texas held their 4th annual Dożynki Mass and Celebration at the historic old church on Sunday, November 18, 2012. The dożynki or harvest festival is a joyful celebration which dates back to the middle ages in Poland. The celebration honors our Polish Heritage by giving thanks for our many blessing during the week of Thanksgiving.
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2012 Polish Heritage Festival At St. Mary In Brenham, Texas

St. Mary’s Catholic Church hosted their 22nd annual Polish Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Parish Activity Center on the church grounds in Brenham, Texas. At 11 am, a delicious Polish meal was served to the waiting crowd. 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.
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2012 St. Mary Catholic Church Homecoming Bazaar In Bremond, TexasThe weather was a little warmer then normal for this time of year as a large crowd of people with Polish roots in Robertson and Falls county came together in Bremond, the Polish Capital of Texas, to celebrate St. Mary’s Catholic Church annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The early Polish settlers built their first small wooden church in Bremond in 1878.
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58th Annual St. Stanislaus Catholic Church In Anderson Texas Homecoming and Bazaar

The weather was hot with a mix of rain and sunshine on Sunday, October 14, 2012 as St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson, Texas celebrated their 58th annual homecoming bazaar. The day began with Holy Mass celebrated by pastor Fr. JoJo Cal-Ortiz. The choir sang a beautiful rendition of bądźże pozdrowiona in Polish as the communion hymm.
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