St. Hedwig's Polish Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2013
3:00 pm
Details: Our festival consisted of arts and crafts and of course our wonderful
Polish Homemade foods. Our Festival was on a Saturday and Sunday and held in September just after school started.

About forty years ago we started a tradition called Seafood Under the
Stars. This seafood tradition was held at the end of September and was located behind our Historic Church in the parking lot of the rectory.

Over the last 40 years we have had the Polish Kitchen, an organization of
hard working parishioners dedicated to preparing all the Polish foods we use at various fund raisers within the Parish of St. Hedwig Church located in Gulcz Hall
at the church.

Over thirty years ago we combined the traditional Festival, Seafood Under
the Stars, and The Polish Kitchen, to form the Polish Festival that was held in September. We now had an all new Festival for the times including  The Polish
Kitchen, the new Seafood Cabaret, Which included at large tent with Polish Bands.

Over twenty years ago we expanded the Festival to include a Midway and
closed a city street and placed rides, games and Midway styles foods. The Midway foods also included the school cafeteria Which was called the Huskie Café. This
entire area was run by volunteers from our Home and School Association

We also moved our date to the second week of May.

This was the tradition until 2004.

In 2005 we made the decision to move our venue a few blocks from the
church to Riverfront Wilmington  to increase the size of our event and better serve our patrons.

Since 2005 the years at the Riverfront have been a great success and we
will continue with this tradition at theRiverfront.

In January, 2007 a sad decision was made to close our school after more
than 100 years.

In an effort to help sustain therich tradition of our parish and youth groups we will once again continue the tradition of the Polish Festival for all to enjoy.
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