Much fun, few leftovers during annual Polish Picnic
July 17, 2017 - Picnic Time
PHOTO GALLERY | Polish Picnic 2017
PITTSFIELD — Polish Picnic 2017 kept with tradition on Sunday afternoon scarcely offered out of Polish food good before a six-hour event’s end.
In a initial 3 hours of a village gathering, volunteers dished out scarcely all 2,420 golumbkis, 2,800 cheese pierogis and 2,300 cabbage pierogis, with a kielbasa and kapusta a final to go.
The many Polish food prepared given a cruise changed to St. Joseph’s Church hardly lasted until a halfway-point, according to organizers.
“I can’t remember a final time we had [Polish food] until a end,” pronounced Deb Mathes streamer adult a kitchen team.
Mathes remarkable all a food is done from scratch, another reason people couldn’t wait for a village gathering’s noontime start.
“Once a church bells rang, we already had many people lined up,” remarkable St. Joseph’s pastor, Monsignor Michael Shershanovich.
The Polish cuisine has always been a pull for an racial party that began scarcely 60 years ago during a former Church of a Holy Family nearby Wahconah Park. With a Polish village church sealed by a Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in 2008, a renouned cruise relocated to a front grass during St. Joseph, done incomparable this year by a dispersion final tumble of a aging, new convent.
This authorised a food, libation and activities tents to be widespread out, giving a estimated 3,000 men, women and children some-more bend room.
As picnicgoers discriminating off a Polish delicacies, they listened and danced to The Rymanowski Brothers. The Polish rope from a Albany, N.Y., area has enjoyed being a low-pitched party for 10 years.
While Polish food and song are a picnic’s mainstay, it has developed into a multi-ethnic event.
The menu includes American staples such as hamburgers and prohibited dogs, along with boiled dough, a renouned Italian provide during a summer.
Eddie Arasimowicz headed adult a American Kitchen where business picked adult as a supply of piergis and golumbkis dwindled by mid-afternoon.
“There is such a direct for a Polish food, we do get lift over business [from a Polish tent],” he said.
Arasimowicz’s initial cousin and eventuality co-chair, John Arasimowicz says a picnic’s ultimate success — besides a food and warm, balmy continue — starts with a volunteers.
“This is such a communitywide eventuality that everybody helps out; it’s a genuine family affair,” he said.
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