Saturday, September 18, 2010


The Polish Falcons of America Nest #45 celebrated the 36th Annual Polish Festival on September 10 and 11. The building (below photo) and surrounding property is on St. Louis Avenue, downtown St. Louis. We usually went to get the authentic polish food, pastries and then walked around the gardens watching people danced the polka. We spent about 20 dollars on the pull-tabs and 50-50 chances.
Our typical selection was "Bits of Poland" that included one cheese piergori, a golabki, a kielbasa, sauerkraut, green beans, mash potato and bread. It seemed that the piergori was getting smaller than previous years. With my husband being the 3rd generation Polish-American, it is our family tradition that at Christmas time we make pierogi with two different kind of fillings, mash potato and sauerkraut with mushroom. Our piergori are much bigger and the dough has more texture.
These photos were taken after the Run to Remember 5K Race on Saturday, September 11th. The race was over when we got there. Next year I will try to remember to get there earlier. Perhaps I could even participate in the race!

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