Preperations begin with the building of the booths for Pierogi Fest 2004
It takes many hands to get the job done.
Several booths are needed and it is a long process to get there.
Fair weather is a blessing when building...
Can't have a Pierogi Fest without Pierogi!
Pierogi making is valued skill in this parish!
Pierogi making is a lot like building booths... many hands are needed to get the job done!
Games of chance are always a big hit!
A little rain doesn't dampen the spirits of our festival crew. Here our patrons take a chance at the doll booth.
Nothing like those yummy Nalesniki!
Spin the wheel and take your chances!
Lots of information available about our three clustered parishes, Sweetest Heart of Mary, St. Josaphat, and St. Joseph.
Cookin up the kielbasa... can't have a Polish festival without kielbasa!
The Arts and Crafts table provided entertainment for the youth.
Detroit's Finest couldn't resist the urge for some kielbasa & kraut!
Young dancers entertain the crowd.
Buy a ticket and take a chance!
Young dancers share comments on their performance.
Young and old, everyone enjoys the entertainment!
Now doesn't she look satisfied? She must have just had herself a piergoi dinner!
The sun comes out and so do the smiles :-)
The kielbasa crew is hard at work!
There's something for everyone at the Pierogi Festival! Here the youngsters enjoy the Moon Walk.
Farm animals add to the festivities.
Petting the animals is too tempting to resist!
They're as soft as they look!
Oh golly! That bunny sure is fast!
Ride em cowboy! Who's next for a pony ride?
Buy your tickets here for your pierogi dinners!
These folks decided to sit a spell and enjoy some tasty food and good company. Smacznego!
This was the place to buy tickets for chicken dinners and nalesniki. This is the place where your mouth started to water...
And here was the place to purchase the Grand Raffle tickets!
Step right up and grab the good eats!
Cooking chicken is a hot and tedious job but our cook manages to do it with a smile!
Serving up the chicken dinners... these ladies are up to the task!
Souvenirs from Poland and of the church. This is the place to shop!
Lots of dolls on display... will this girl win the one she wants most?
Here's one of the cooks we have to thank for those yummy chicken dinners...
Have pierogi, will dance! Some of the dancers catching a breath of air.
Games of chance for the adult crowd.
Queen of the boutique... our dear own Dorothy Valvano
Wow! What's everybody lookin at?
Put your money down and take a chance. This was a very popular game with lots of prizes!
The line forms quickly and hungry festival goers anticipate a culinary delight!
Putting together the pierogi dinners take many hands as well!
Get your dinner and then get your drinks at the beverage booth.
Youngsters love the thrill of games!
Step right up and buy yourself a souvenir tshirt, cap or mug!
A polka band gets the crowd up dancing!
What's a festival without a dunk tank?
Cooled off in the dunk tank!
Kids love to bounce around in the Moon Walk1
Hmmm... with so many colors to choose from, how does one decide?
A place to be creative...
You can't get a better bargain than at the boutique!
Bingo players concentrate on their cards.
Waitin for one more number...
God Bless the kitchen staff!
Each and every one of them.
For all that they do.
Thanks for your help ladies!
A good turn out at the festival.
Caught in the act!
After months of planning, weeks of preparation, and hours of toil, the big day arrives. With a blessing from Father Borkowski at Mass, the event of the year begins. It's time for Pierogi Fest 2004!
Placing their bets...
Here is our parish secretary Chris. We all know she wears many hats but here she models that literally! Where's your babuska Chris?
Here Chris the queen of 50/50 is aided by Dennis our very handy man.
Chris calls out the winner and makes someone really happy!
Father Borkowski picks out the winning Grand Raffle ticket.... drum roll please!
And Chris holds the winning ticket in her hand while she announces it to the crowd!