|Dear Friend and Supporter of Hungarian culture! |
This year again, as we have done last year, we are planning a Hungarian Festival in honor of St. Stephen Day, the greatest Hungarian holiday. The goal of this celebration is twofold, to preserve our Hungarian heritage and to share these beautiful traditions and customs with those who value the ethnic diversity of Cleveland of which the Hungarian community is a large part. We would like to make this year’s festival even more attractive and colorful than last year’s, so with that in mind, we are looking for festival patrons whose support would ensure the quality and high standards of the programs. We wish to offer the best to all who are interested in and who value our Hungarian cultural and gastronomical treasures.
The proposed programs will begin Saturday, August 18, on the St. Emeric church grounds and will include the following:
Our star performer will be Attila Laszlo who won the “Star is Born” Award in the Hungarian talent competition of 2011. There will be live music all afternoon by the Harmonia Ensemble playingwell known Hungarian melodies, and a Hungarian folk and classical concert in the evening by the Üsztürü Group from Hungary. In addition to displays of Hungarian folk art to admire and some to purchase, dance performances by the Scout Folk group, and learning about our Christian heritage, there will be delicious foods to savor — goulash, Transylvanian ragout soup, chicken paprikash, elephant ears (lángos), stuffed cabbage, pork and sauerkraut, sausage, wienerschnitzel, array of specialty pastries, and crepes. There will be more information and details on the flyers and the ads on the various websites.
The program events will close on Sunday with the celebration of Mass and agapé afterwards.
My respectful request to all my friends who like and value these traditions to support our endeavor in so far as you are able by your presence on August 18 and 19 at the Hungarian Festival! Please consider becoming a patron of the event, if you wish, by filling out the form found here and returning it with your contribution by the date indicated on the form. Also, please feel free to make copies of the patron form to pass on to others who may be interested in becoming a patron.
Thank you for your kind consideration,
Father András Mezei
WPA ready to welcome all to Hiram, Ohio on Aug. 25.
HIRAM, OH — It’s time once again for the Association’s biggest fraternal event of the year: the WPA Picnic. We hope you will join us on Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio (HCCNEO) in Hiram.
Volunteers from both WPA and the HCCNEO have worked long and hard to make sure our members and friends have an enjoyable day.
As always, the picnic will feature:
• delicious, homemade Hungarian food and free hot and cold beverages;
• a wide variety of scrumptious Hungarian pastries for sale;
• music by George Batyi and his ensemble;
• a Chinese auction;
• vendors selling Hungarian clothing, arts and crafts;
• a children’s area with a playground and other fun activities; and
• non-stop fraternal fellowship!
Tickets are available in advance and at the gate. Admission is $15 for adults ($12 per adult for groups of 12 or more); and $5 for students with ID. Children under 12 are free. For tickets and more information, call the WPA Home Office toll-free at 1-800-848-7366, ext. 149.
Donations of pastries and prizes still being accepted for picnic
We invite all our members, branches and friends to help us prepare for the WPA Picnic by donating baked goods for our pastry booth and prizes for the Chinese auction.
As guests at previous picnics know, the pastry booth is so popular that the pastries sell out before the picnic closes, leaving some guests disappointed.
So, the more pastries we have to sell, the fewer guests we’ll disappoint. We ask that you either donate a favorite pastry or baked good, or if you are unable to bake yourself, make a monetary donation that will allow us to cover the cost of additional treats.
If you will be either bringing a pastry donation or making a monetary donation, please contact Dora McKinsey at 1-800-848-7366, ext. 122, or at email@example.com, no
later than Aug. 10. We also invite all our members, branches and friends to donate prizes for the Chinese auction.
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Ronda Konesky at the Home Office at 1-800-848-7366, ext. 112, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Ronda know what type of prize you’ll be donating and if you will be delivering your prize to the Home Office prior to the picnic or bringing it with you to Hiram.
All proceeds from both the picnic’s Chinese auction and pastry booth–along with proceeds from all the day’s activities–will benefit the William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
We thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Fresh homemade food to purchase.
All events subject to change.
No pets / no coolers.
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