Family, Faith & Food Contest in St. Casimir Catholic Church
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Butter lambs and kielbasa and weaved palms, oh my. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 160 Cable St., is holding a Family, Faith, Food Contest featuring Polish Easter crafts on March 29.
The event, free and open to the public, starts at about noon, after the 10 a.m. Palm Sunday procession and Mass. Held in the church’s social center, it will feature contests to honor the best hand-carved butter lambs, homemade smoked kielbasa, pisanki (decorated eggs), homemade horseradish, sweet yeast breads, and woven palms.
Food available will include smoked turkey and ham sandwiches on Canadian sour dough rye with Aunt Blanche’s potato salad, for $5. (Aunt Blanche is gone, but her potato salad recipe is still making people happy). “This is not a fundraiser,” Krysa said. “This is a heritage event.”
The contest, sponsored by local Polish-American businesses, “is modeled on the kiermasz wielkanocny popular in Polish cities,” Krysa said. “It seeks to honor local, homespun tradition bearers as well as highlight the faith meaning of foods blessed on Holy Saturday for the Easter table.”
The winner from each category will receive a $100 gift certificate to a local vendor.