Seven to be honored at our Swieconka and Awards Banquet.
We will celebrate our annual Swieconka and Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 11. This traditional event will take place at St Stanislaus Social Center, 389 Peckham St, Buffalo. For the convenience of those who may wish to attend the 4 p.m. Mass at St Stanislaus Church, doors will open at 5:15 p.m. A collection of theme trays will be featured. The dinner itself will be served promptly at 6 p.m.
Swieconka is the traditional Easter meal that Poles share to celebrate the Resurrection. The event will also feature the presentation of the Polish Cross of Merit to Roger Puchalski, publisher of the Am-Pol Eagle newspaper and Eugene W Golomb of Rochester.
The Polish American Congress will continue its tradition of honoring outstanding leaders of Polonia. This year’s award recipients include Bishop Edward M Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo; the Honorable William M Skretny, Senior United States District Court Judge; the Honorable Ann T Mikoll, retired Justice of the New York State Appellate Division; and Edward Dobrosiewicz, a WKBW-TV Channel 7 contributor as well as the producer and host of the Dyngus Day Diary, a program which was recently nominated for an Emmy Award. This year’s organizational award will be presented to St Casimir’s Church in Buffalo.
Fr Czeslaw Krysa, the rector of St Casimir, will deliver the keynote address on the importance of Święconka to Polish culture.
Tickets for the dinner are $27.50 for PACWNY members, and $30.00 for non-members. Reservations should be placed no later than April 1. For information or do donate a gift basket, contact Deborah Bruch Bucki, the event chairperson and director of the Western New York Division of the Polish American Congress. She may be contacted at 716-688-0697 or firstname.lastname@example.org