Dozynki festival celebrates Polish heritage
By Rose Schneider
This year’s 14th annual Dozynki Harvest Festival will help Portage County residents celebrate 160 years of Polish heritage in Portage County, when it is held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Moose Family Center, 1025 Second St. North, Stevens Point.
The festival doubles as an informative celebration of Polish history as well as a catalyst for younger generations to embrace their past through Dozynki scholarship funds. The celebration draws in a few hundred people each year.
“The event reflects on Polish heritage in Wisconsin and in the Portage County area,” said Leon Ostrowski, founding member of Dozynki Harvest Festival. “We have Polish heritage displays and talks about families who came here in the 1950s – people have found their relatives here.”
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