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October 5, 2008 - 71th Annual Pulaski Day Parade Polish Americans Come Together in Honor of General Casimir Pulaski

September 14, 2008

The General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee, Inc. of New York announces its celebration honoring the great Polish hero who was instrumental in securing American freedom during the Revolutionary War. The theme of this Parade is "Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Polish Pioneers arriving at the Jamestown Colony in Virginia".

President Richard Zawisny, of the committee, together with this year’s Grand Marshal, Peter C. Eagler. and all the members of the committee have been working diligently to ensure the biggest, most colorful and best parade yet.

We invite all residents of the tri-state area to join us for these memorable festivities. The Black Tie Banquet will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, on Broadway in Manhattan, on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available by contacting chairpersons: Jessica Topolosky at (908) 353-3807, fax (908) 820-3776 or e-mail pulaskibanquetnyc@yahoo.com; Irene Klementowicz (718) 389‑4171 or fax (718) 383-8356; Penny Donach (718) 389-4105 or penny.donach@gmail.com, or Christina Topolosky (908) 353-3807, fax: (908) 558-2562 or e-mail ctpulaskinyc@yahoo.com.

Participants will also enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere, as well as enchanting music by Milano, sumptuous cuisine and camaraderie. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of Miss Polonia, Jr. Miss Polonia and Contingent Marshal of each division. Applications for the presentation may be acquired by contacting Jennifer M. Costa at (732) 925-3282, or e‑mail JenniferMarieCosta@yahoo.com.

At 9 a.m. on the day of the parade, there will be a concelebrated special Mass led by the His Eminence Cardinal Edward Eagan at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. For questions regarding the Mass please contact Genia S. Golda at (212) 388-9859.

Following the Mass there will be a Parade Breakfast, at the 3 West Club, at 10:30 a.m. with a wide selection of elegant fare. The tickets can be obtained from Gabriela Urbanowicz at (718) 782-0115 or Penny Donach (718) 388-4105.

The Parade itself will step off from Fifth Ave. at 30th Street at 12:30 p.m. led by the Clifton Mustang Band under the direction of Robert Morgan. If you wish to view the Parade from the reviewing stands, which will be located at 40th and 41st Streets, you may purchase tickets by contacting Slavik Niemynski at (908) 275-4843.

Many Polish-American organizations will be marching up Fifth Ave. accompanied by numerous honorable dignitaries. Please show your Polish-American pride and heritage by supporting these events.

This annual event has been celebrated on Fifth Ave. since 1937, in honor of the memory of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a courageous soldier who gave his life during the American Revolutionary War. His life represents the dedication of countless Polish Americans to the personal liberty and independence, which has defined the spirit of the United States of America.

Press Contact:
Heidi J. Kopala – Vice President
(908) 665-9672 or e-mail: jadzia22@comcast.net