PAC Ohio Division Carries on a 68-year Tradition
Since its founding in 1948, the Ohio Division of the Polish American Congress (PAC) has annually sponsored Ohio’s official celebration of the signing of Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791. This year is no different.
This year, our celebration takes place April 29th-30th and May 1, 2016.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016 — Informal meet & greet Ridgewood Inn, 5757 Ridgeroad - 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016 — Miss Polonia Contest
St. Charles Social Hall, Donation $10. Music by John Szleszynski & Son. Light refreshments available for purchase. 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 — Wreath Laying Mass, Pankcake Breakfast and Grand Parade
Sunday’s events will commence early with the Wreath Laying at 9:00 A.M. at Pulaski Cannon next to Cleveland City Hall. Followed by a traditional Mass celebrated at 10:30 A.M. at St. Charles Church located at 5891 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio 44129. St. Charles Youth Group will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 A.M. 'til 12:00 noon. They will be raising money for their trip to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland this summer.
Arrangements are well under way for making this parade the best event ever. It will step off at 2:00 p.m. at the Parma Circle, on Ridge Road, head north, and proceed to Ridge and Snow Roads, where it will conclude.
A short Program after the Parade will be held at 3:00 P.M. under the big tent behind Unity Catholic Credit Union (also known as St. Charles Credit Union), located at 5839 Ridge Rd., Parma, Ohio 44129.
As in past years, many elected officials will be present at the program, many of whom will be participating in the parade. We will marching to the beat of the invited Parma high school bands and invited color guard units from all branches of the United States military, as well as all veteran posts in northeast Ohio, Polish Legion of American Veterans, Polish Army Veterans and Polish Veterans Alliance.
In addition to presentations from area officials, guests will be able to enjoy beverage booths, provided by Polish American Congress, Ohio Division.
As further plans develop, they will be posted on PAC’s recently renovated website:
Applications to march in the original Polish Constitution Day Parade are also available on the PAC website.
For further information, please call Mark Relovsky, General Chairman at (216) 970-0507 or e-mail him at email@example.com, Francis Rutkowski, Co-Chairman at (216) 299-2684 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Allan Szuflada, PAC 2nd vice-president at (330) 659-9465.
Please join us to make this a spectacular celebration!
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