No frozen food at the Polish Festival
August 30, 2013- Jessica Illuzzi
DuBOIS- Pirogues golumpki and hulushki and they are all homemade, something
that is becoming a rare at local festivals, but St. Michaels polish festival workers
go the extra mile by not using frozen food. One worker, Therese Cyphert says
that is reason enough to come to the festival.
“I’ve been working with the festival for about 6 years and
it is a great thing to do. I love making the food, all the prep we are a great
group to work with, and we have fun it is hard work but we really enjoy doing
it.” Cyphert said. “The hardest thing would be the pigs in the blanket. The reason
that is a little difficult is because we lose our help. Everyone goes back to
school and they just aren’t available but we still pull it off.”
She said the hardest part of the cooking process is when
they lose their volunteers towards the end of the summer.
“The reason to come to the festival is the food is all made
by hand which is not done in all the festivals, anymore. We don’t order any
frozen food in. The food is great, the music is great with the polkas and its
just a great atmosphere it is just a fun time,” she said.
This year St. Michael’s festival is doing something
different. While usually the days were Sunday and Monday this year the days are
Saturday from 4 to 10 pm and Sunday noon to 10 pm. But if you have ever gone
before you know the food runs out before the festival closes.