Due to the chaos of the holidays and today's over abundance of snow on top of that, the deadline for RSVPing for the Lake Michigan Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society's Rusyn New Year Potluck has been extended to Wednesday, January 8. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken at 708/895-3074. Additional information is below.
For anyone who has been to one of our chapter’s Rusyn New Year potlucks, that title conjures up pictures of tables loaded with ethnic food—kolbassi and kraut, ham, pirohi, pagach, pickled red beets, nutrolls, kolachi---and American dishes, too—casseroles, jello salads, fruit salads.
But, more importantly than all of that, friendly people who like to share their culture and who are often anxious to meet someone from the same Old Country village as their own ancestors and who might possibly be related and thus help them learn more about their family’s roots.
John Sutko, choir director and cantor from St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church in Burr Ridge, Illinois, leads the 66 attendees in singing traditional Rusyn Christmas carols.