22 July 2010

You say pierogi, we say pirohy

Whiting, Indiana's annual Pierogi Fest starts its three-day run on Friday, July 23 in the heart of the Northwest Indiana community.

And while it's not a Rusyn festival, there are plenty of us in the neighborhood, so we'll be eating our pirohy, while our Polish-American friends are nibbling on their pierogi.

Here are the details for this year's fest.

In fact, the Lake Michigan Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is holding a board meeting at noon Saturday in the shadow of festival, in the parish hall of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Whiting. The location enables those of us who want to sample some delicacies shared on both sides of the Carpathians -- before or after the meeting -- to partake. 

Let's hope for cooler weather than we've had of late. And as we organize our new group, let's hope we can have presence at next year's Pierogi Fest.

To show the pan-Slavic nature of the festival, here's a short video from last year's festival showing a Slovak dance group (ignore the title):

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