ARMSTRONG CREEK—Armstrong Creek will celebrate its Polish Heritage Days July 24.
The day starts at 11 a.m. with an authentic Polish Mass at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek. Those attending will see ornate Polish costumes and hear Polish hymns while in attendance.
After the Mass, at noon, a parade will proceed from the church to the town park, where the festivities will be held. Park admission is $5.
Polka music will fill the park all day, starting at 12:30 p.m. The New Generation and Nu Tymes will share the stage with non-stop polkas until 6:30 p.m. Those in attendance can dance the night away to The Natural Talent Polka Band from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Throughout the day, the park will bustle with activities for the young and old alike. A bounce house and obstacle course will be available for the kids. People may browse through the craft booths or enjoy the memories show.
The Dolina Polish Folk Dancers from the Twin Cities will perform at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The smell of Polish foods will fill the air, which include pierogi, polska kielbasa, kraut, Golabki, Kluski z Kapusta and mouth-watering bakery.
The committee will hold a 4K Walk/Run July 25 at 8 a.m. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a $10 entry fee. Participants will enjoy a “Breakfast of Champions” after the event.
For more information about the festivities, having a craft booth ($20) or participating in the parade or walk/run, people may email firstname.lastname@example.org
The many volunteers over the years make this festival a success.
Polish Heritage Days is sponsored by Citizens for Armstrong Creek Inc., a nonprofit organization. Proceeds go to the betterment of the community as voted on by its members. Donation requests and ideas can be sent by email.
Those who are interested in becoming a member or a volunteer should contact Kara or message the group through Facebook, “Armstrong Creek WI, Polish Heritage Days.”