Letter From Director
It is with the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers that we were able to put on this 3-day event to over 35,000 fest-goers and a media outreach of over 1.2 million people to promote understanding and appreciation of our Polish heritage. I am happy to report that Polish Fest made a substantial profit to help support our mission and keep our Polish Center alive. I am thankful and proud of all the volunteers, chairpersons, Polish Fest Managing Committee, Polish Heritage Alliance Board of Directors, and the staff of the Polish Center of Wisconsin for the support, effort and dedication to make the 2017 Polish Fest a success. We all should be proud of the wonderful event that we host each year in Milwaukee that showcases the arts, culture, and tradition that is uniquely Polish.
Thanks again to Janine Adamczyk, entertainment chair , the 5 stages of entertainment have a great mix to please everyone. We not only have a variety of bands but dancers, magicians and of course the Chopin Youth Piano Competition and the Polish Fest Pageants.
Our mass chairs, Jane Jonietz Deacon Bill Banach selected the Sunday morning’s mass celebrate by Fr. Aron Laskiewicz and the chosen charity for this year will be Dominican Sister St. Ann Rest Home. This is a beautiful local facility.
We are thankful for his participation as well as all the clergy that will join him.
I also want to thank the Capuchins' for hosting their Run-Walk For The Hungry with us in 2018. They are in process of creating a new route that will sure to please.
This will be a special year for us as we celebrate the 100th Year of Polish Independence. Our Cultural Village committee is already working with a number of organizations to come up with an exhibit.
Polish Fest would not be possible without the volunteers. It takes a lot of dedication, commitment and hard work to make this event happen. It is my hope that we find enjoyment in doing this and can continue to grow our volunteer network.
I would also like to thank our sponsors for without their financial support we would not be able to put on our festival- so please utilize their goods and services when you can and help show them our support.
I look forward for next year our 37th year- June 15 - 17, 2018
Where Art, Heritage and Entertainment Come Together!
Jeffrey E. Kuderski
Office: 414-529-2140 x 102