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Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 16th Annual Krakus Festival

October 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

The Polish Center of Discovery and Leaning announces that it will honor Ron Lech, Executive Director of the Polish Center and Sister Kathleen Keating, President Emerita of Elms College with its Polish Heritage Award at its annual Krakus Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Ludlow Country Club, 1 Tony Lema Drive, in Ludlow. Both individuals were instrumental in the development of the Polish Center and helped it to grow to become a premier Polish cultural center and museum.

Doors open at noon with the program beginning at 12:45 p.m., featuring Polanie Folk Dance Group, Polish style luncheon, and award presentation. Tickets are $75 per person, $40 per student, $25 per child (ages 8-18). R.S.V.P. by Saturday, Oct. 22. To purchase tickets, call 413-537-1732. All proceeds from the Krakus festival to to support the Polish center, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit museum.

The Program includes:

  • Musical performance
  • Polish Style Luncheon
  • Award Presentation
  • Music, Raffle and Socializing
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Krakus Festival overview: Krakus refers to the legendary young man (Krak, a shoe maker) who rid the people of a bothersome dragon living in a cavern below their settlement on Wawel Hill. Our mascot has a history that goes back to a time when stories were not written down but passed on by word of mouth from one generation to another. The time has changed our attitude toward that bothersome dragon, and these days, we think of him more fondly. He has become not only a friend but a very important symbol of Krakow and things Cracovian. So, we at the Polish Center have chosen him as our mascot for the Krakus Festival. “Wiwat Smok Wawelski!”


October 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Polish Center of Discovery and Learning
33 South Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
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