Polish Constitution Weekend 2019 in Parma's Polish Village

On Polish Constitution Day, this vintage fire truck features a Polish flag. | Photo © 2015-2019 Stefan P. Stefaniuk

Once again, the Ohio Division of the Polish American Congress (PAC) continues a 71-year tradition during the weekend of May 3 through May 5, with much of it taking place in Parma's Polish Village!

Since its founding in 1948, the Ohio Division of the PAC has annually sponsored Ohio’s ­official celebration of the signing of Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791. 

The calendar of scheduled events highlighted on the PAC website is as follows:

On Friday, May 3, there will be an informal meet and greet event at the Ridge Road Tavern (5587 Ridge Rd, Parma) starting at 6 p.m. Pizza, wings, salad, wine, and beer will be served at the venue. Tickets are $10.00. 

On Saturday, May 4, the Miss Polonia Contest will be held at 6 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Party Center (5500 W. 54th St, Parma) where Miss Polonia and Junior Miss Polonia will be crowned. The venue will feature buffet dining and an open bar. A $50.00 donation is requested.

On Sunday, May 5, there will be a Mass, Grand Parade, Presentation, and Party. The Mass will be held at St. Charles Church (5891 Ridge Rd, Parma) at 10:00 a.m. 

The Grand Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Parma Circle (Ridge Rd, just north of The Shoppes at Parma) and will proceed north toward intersection of Ridge and Snow Roads. Those participating will include Parma City Officials, Parma area high school bands, US military color guard units, veteran posts in northeast Ohio, and many more.

A formal program after the parade will be held under the big tent behind Unity Catholic Credit Union (5839 Ridge Rd, Parma) with food and drinks available from a number of local vendors. 

For additional information, please call Mark Relovsky, General Chairman at (216) 970-0507. You can also e-mail him at mjrmotu@cox.net, or pac_ohiodivision@yahoo.com.

You can also visit PolishAmericanCongress-Ohio.com to learn more. A weekend event flyer can be viewed at PolishAmericanCongress-Ohio.com/2019SCHEDULEPRINT.pdf

Remember to visit PolishVillageParma.comFacebook.com/PolishVillage, and Twitter.com/PolishVillage to keep up with the latest news in Parma's Polish Village.

Stefan P. Stefaniuk

Stefan P. Stefaniuk has been a Parma, Ohio resident since 1982 and enjoyed growing up in Parma's incredible historic downtown neighborhood. After serving five years in the U.S. Navy, he was honorably discharged in 2009 and returned to Parma, where he now resides with his wife and four children.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 7:36 AM, 05.01.2019