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Polish American Congress Second Annual “Zupapalooza” Polish Soup Festival

































The Polish American Congress, Western New York Division held its Second Annual "Zupapalooza” Polish Soup Festival. The event took place on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at K of C Father Justin Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, New York. Once again it was a huge success!

Zupapalooza featured a variety of Homemade Polish soups prepared by member organizations of the Polish American Congress including, but not limited to, The Polish Heritage Dancers, The Polish Business Woman's Association, The Polish Saturday School, The Polish Legacy Project, Harmony Dancers and more.





















The event featured a "People's Choice" Award for best soup selected by guests. In addition, guest judges awarded the "Golden Ladle Award" for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place soups. There was also be a prize for "Best Decorated" soup stand/station.

Besides enjoying authentic Polish soups, guests enjoyed Polish music, Polish beer and vodka, authentic Polish dances, Polish books/literature, Polish genealogy, and information leaflets on each group participating in the event. In addition, there were a variety of vendors with Polish merchandise, baked goods, etc.

Prior to the event, Zupapalooza organizer, PACWNY Director, Jim Ławicki commented, "The concept of Zupapalooza was formulated to bring greater awareness and visibility of our member organizations while doing some fundraising. Its focus is authentic Polish soups. To that end, the WNY community is in for a real treat as there will be a wonderful offering of homemade Polish soups. It will be fun and educational for everyone. We are looking forward to another great event taking place during Polish Heritage Month!”



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2015 ZUPAPALOOZA Soup List:
Polish American Congress-Dill Pickle Soup (Ogórkowa);
Polish Saturday School-Sauerkraut Soup (Kapuśniak);
Polish Heritage Dancers-Chicken Soup (Rosół);
Harmony Polish Dancers-Strawberry (Truskawkowa) & Polish Army Pea (Grochówka wojskowa);
Polish Cadets-Beer Soup (Polewka Piwna)
Polish Legacy Project-Cauliflower (Kalafiorowa);
Polish Villa I & II-Duck's Blood Soup (Czarnina), Mushroom (Grzybowa), Żurek (Sour Rye meal soup);
Marian Kowal of Father Justin Council-Tripe (Flaczki);
United Cultural Society with Barley Soup (Krupnik), and Tomato soup with homemade kluski (Pomidorowa z kluskami).
This year's judges were: Patrick Buechi, Western New York Catholic; 
Alli Suriani, and Donna Burtless, BuffaloEats.org;
Samantha Maziarz Christmann, Buffalo News;
Nicole Dzimira, Am-Pol Eagle Newspaper;
Edward Kutas, Sr., Polish Villa I;
Brian Marek, Winner of Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest;
Michael Mroziak, WBFO 88.7.
The judges
Polish Heritage Dancers of Western New York
Polish Heritage Dancers of Western New York
Polish Heritage Dancers of Western New York
Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble
Zupapalooza 2016

 Zupapalooza Polish Soup Festival coordinated by the Polish American Congress, WNY Division. Volunteers needed.1-4 pm, Sunday, November 6, Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. For ticket info please call (716) 854-6110 or email PACWNY@gmail.com
Zupapalooza will feature a variety of Homemade Polish soups prepared by member organizations of the Polish American Congress including, but not limited to, The Polish Heritage Dancers, Rzeszow Sister Cities, The Polish Saturday School, The Polish Legacy Project, Harmony Dancers and more.

For $10 purchase general admission for adults and $5 for children, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy four (4) samples of soup from participating organizations, rye bread/butter. Desserts will also be available for purchase by the Polish Genealogical Society. Additional soup purchases for onsite consumption or takeout will be available to all guests attending the event.

The event will feature a "People's Choice" Award for best soup selected by guests. In addition, guest judges will award the "Golden Ladle Award" for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place soups.There will also be a prize awarded for "Best Decorated" soup stand/station.

Besides enjoying authentic Polish soups, guests will also enjoy Polish music, Polish beer and vodka, Polish books/literature, Polish genealogy, and information leaflets on each group participating in the event.

Zupapalooza organizer, PACWNY Director, Jim Ławicki commented on the event, "The concept of Zupapalooza was formulated to bring greater awareness and visibility of our member organizations while doing some fundraising. Its focus is authentic Polish soups. To that end, the WNY community is in for a real treat as there will be a wonderful offering of homemade Polish soups. It will be fun and educational for everyone!”

For advance purchase please contact one of the following individuals: Jim Ławicki at (716) 864-6110, Irena Woszczak at(716) 696-0986, or Mira Szramel at (716) 903-3242. Checks may also be sent directly to the Polish American Congress: PACWNY, PO Box 1242, Buffalo, NY14240.