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Polish Fest opens

 The first ethnic festival of the summer season opened Friday.

Polish Fest was featured live on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Organizers say it is important to give the newer generations the gift of a deep knowledge of ethnic heritage, believing that without historical awareness, children will not develop a full appreciation for the richness of diversity.

Polish Fest was developed in 1982, and considers itself a living example of the arts, culture and tradition of the Polish people.

The first crowds through the gate had jackets handy for temperatures in the 50's. Peaks of sunshine were welcome as festival goers made their way between five stages of entertainment.

People come back to see us every year which is really the highlight of it,\" explained volunteer Silvija Medrek. \"When we work, I know some people that took off and others who took off on vacation just to work for Polish Fest for free.\"

Polish Fest continues Saturday noon until midnight with free admission 8 p.m-midnight with three or more canned goods for Hunger Task Force.

Sunday hours are noon until 8 p.m.

There is a Sunday Mass with gates open at 9:30 a.m. There is a 10:00 a.m. prelude, 10:15 a.m. Mass.

Free Admission to Mass at Main Gate 

Otherwise tickets are $12 at the gate.

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