ARMSTRONG CREEK, Wis. - Armstrong Creek will be celebrating its 22nd annual Polish Heritage Days, July 13-15 in downtown Armstrong Creek, announced Citizens for Armstrong Creek Inc. officials.
The New Generation Polka Band from Pulaski, Wis., will perform on Friday, July 13, at the Armstrong Creek Town Park from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The crowning of Miss Armstrong Creek will be at 9 p.m., with the drawing to follow. Polish food and beverages will be served. Friday night dance admission is $3 with 10 and under free.
Saturday, July 14, is the highlight to the weekend.
The day starts at 11 a.m. with an authentic Polish Mass at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. The service features ornate polish costumes and beautiful polish hymns. After Mass, a parade proceeds from the church to the Town Park.
Polka music will fill the park all day, starting off with Family Tradition Polka Band of Stevens Point, Wis., from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Then, Aaron Socha's LIVEwire Polka Band of Green Bay takes the stage from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Throughout the day at the park, there will be games for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, craft tables, a silent auction and a petting zoo.
Homemade Polish foods including pierogi, Polska kielbasa, kraut, Golabki, Kluski z Kapusta and Polish bakery will also be available.
On Saturday, park admission is $5, with 10 and under free.
Citizens for Armstrong Creek officials have also organized a 4k Walk/Run at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 15. Preregistration is suggested, but not mandatory. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. at the park. Registration forms will be available at local businesses and at the park on the two days prior to the event.
There is a $10 entry fee.
To participate in the parade, car show or walk/run email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from Polish Heritage Days go to the betterment of the community with donations decided on by Citizens for Armstrong Creek membership.