Celebrate Poland moves dates after community pushback

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POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – After some pushback from community members on the former date of Celebrate Poland, event officials have moved it to September 25.

They haven’t been able to have a fundraiser in two years due to COVID-19, so they are asking for the community’s help in raising the rest of the funds for the event.

With it being a one-day event instead of two this year, the entire day will be hopping. They will have a parade, Poland Idol, a petting zoo, a DJ, plus a fireworks show to end the night.

A pumpkin pie baking contest is a new twist on the event, though fan favorites like the marketplace will remain a staple.

“I’m going to represent my husband, who collected iron still banks and we’ll have those miniature banks here too. So there’s a lot of things to shop for and shopping is one of my big pleasures and I know a lot of other people too,” said Celebrate Poland committee member Barbara Banks.

Celebrate Poland president Cindy Best said the community needs this event back both mentally and physically after a long year.

“I could tell you, having a sense of community means a lot to people, and when you come to this event and you see everybody mingling and laughing and having a good time, there is nothing better,” Best said.

If you would like to donate or see more details about the event, visit Celebrate Poland’s Facebook page.

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