Centennial Celebration of Slovak Day at Kennywood Park planned; Bishop Kulick and Bishop Zubik to concelebrate Mass

PITTSBURGH – The Centennial Celebration of the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Day will take place Thursday, July 20 at Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, PA.

Bishop Larry J. Kulick and Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, will concelebrate Mass at 4 p.m. in the Main Pavilion for the Centennial Celebration . Several priests from the Greensburg Diocese as well as the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Johnstown-Altoona will participate.

Also joining in the celebration is special guest, Radovan Javorcik, Slovak Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Javorcik will participate in a Centennial Party where he will address those in attendance and will participate in a ‘meet and greet.’

For 100 consecutive years, Slovaks of Western Pennsylvania have come together to celebrate tradition, family, and faith at Kennywood Park. It will be an exciting day of colorful displays, authentic costumes, spectacular Slovak Folk Dance performances, a sing along  and scrumptious Slovak food.

A number of Slovak musical groups and dancers will entertain, including  “Pittsburgh Area Slovak Folk Ensemble (PAS)” and the “Pittsburgh Slovakians.” A special youth area will feature activities just for children. The children’s program will include games and treats. The Slovak kitchen will also feature holubky (stuffed cabbage), haluski (sweet cabbage and noodles),pirhory and kolbasy. Your sweet tooth can be satisfied with the homemade favorite –ceregi, and Paska.

Special Slovak Day price tickets are $25 for the day only. These special priced tickets are available from Committee members only. For tickets contact Sue Ondrejco at 234 Ilion Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207. Checks should be made out to: WPSDA For general information about the 100th Slovak Day contact Chairwoman Mary Lou Wagner (412) 462-1957.


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