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Rev. Cole Webster of St. Peter RC Church among those to be honored on Polonia Day


Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:00 am

Submitted by The General Pulaski Association

On May 2, The General Pulaski Association will honor 12 outstanding leaders of the Polish community at a celebration banquet at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. The honorees include Bozena Radt, Aniela Thant, Mary Lou Wyrobek, Shirley Pasek, Renata Lewicki, Alexandra Savka Szeglowski, Mark Peszko, Buffalo Councilman Mitch Nowakowski, the Rev. Cole Webster of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston, Ron “Ronnie D” Dombrowski, Michael Cimasi and Robert Fronckowiak.

The General Pulaski Association President Joseph Mikolaj Rej Jr. said " We are honored to show appreciation for these outstanding leaders in our Polish-American community. There are people of Polish ancestry in basically every neighborhood and every street throughout WNY.”

In fact, the Western New York area has hundreds of thousands of people of Polish ancestry. Per capita, there are more people of Polish ancestry here than anywhere else outside of Poland.

This celebratory event will have a special guest, Adrian Kubicki, consul general of the Republic of Poland.

Cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased by sending checks to General Pulaski Association Inc., P.O. Box 282, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Payment must be received by April 18.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 716-218-0550 or 716-913-2581.

For 20 years, the people of Polish ancestry who live outside of Poland have been recognized on May 2, Polonia Day.

In 2015, the president of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, said, “We honor and recognize the contributions of Polonia and Poles Abroad during Poland’s quest to regain its independence. We honor and recognize Polonia and Poles Abroad’s achievements, attachments to Polish culture, and assistance to our homeland in her most difficult moments.”

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