Polish food and dance will be bountiful at the Sacred Heart Annual Church Parish Festival next weekend.
“This is the feast of the Sacred Heart which is done at the end of the month,” said Msgr Daniel Plocharczyk. “We always have a two day festival at the end of June in honor of our parish feast.”
It starts on Friday, June 29 with mass at 6 p.m. and then after mass the festival begins and lasts until 11 p.m.
It is in the parking lot behind the church at 158 Broad St.
“We have all kinds of Polish food like cheese and cabbage pierogies, fresh made potato pancakes, golombki’s, kielbasa with cabbage and a Polish plate which is a little bit of everything,” said Msgr. Plocharczyk. “There is no admission. You just come in and buy the food.”
There will also be dancing under a tent and tables. Fried dough, beer and soda are also available.
“We invite everyone to join us,” Msgr. Plocharczyk said. “For kids there are games in an area marked off for them.”
There is also a raffle on Saturday that includes a car, three televisions, two computers and two gas cards. It is $50 a ticket and tickets are available at the event or after mass or at the rectory during the week.
Saturday the festival is from 5-11 p.m. The raffle is at 11 p.m.
“We have people from all over. Friends come from Glastonbury, Hartford, Newington and all over,” said Msgr. Plocharczyk. “It’s our parish festival, but we get the news out to as many people as possible and it is growing every year.”
It is an event church members look forward to each year.
“We are happy to do this,” Msgr. Plocharczyk added. “It’s a nice thing because you get to talk to the people. They sit there or dance. They get tables and chairs, get their food and stay for a couple of hours. Everybody has a good time.”