Last week, on September 24, after the Polish Mass, we had the opportunity to enjoy our long-awaited annual Parish Picnic!
Despite the rain, the picnic, which had moved indoors into the school hall, was well attended into the late afternoon hours and everyone who came: parishioners, their friends and families, residents from the nearby streets and parishioners from other nearby churches, seniors from the Boonton Seniors’ Club, youth from the Polish School who helped with selling tickets, vendors and firms with stands, and others - all had a great time socializing, dancing to upbeat disco-polo music, integrating with the Polish community, and tasting delicious traditional home-made Polish cuisine including pierogies, stuffed cabbage, bigos, grilled kielbasa, toasted sandwiches, coffee & cake, and more. We also enjoyed the lottery raffle and the winners walked out with fantastic gift baskets. Unfortunately, due to the rain the kids had to forego the bouncy castle and the fun outdoors but, nevertheless, our youngest were entertained by the DJ’s with games and dancing to the music, and later they had their faces painted professionally.
We also welcomed a Polish radio station from New York, RAMPA, that had interviewed select individuals who talked about the picnic and our parish community.
All proceeds from the picnic will go towards the renovations in our church. This annual event would not take place if it were not for the hard work of our committed parishioners, as well as the support of our sponsors, independent donors, and everyone who in any way contributed to this special event, and whom we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts.