WARSAW — Don’t forget it will be an evening with a Polish theme Friday evening as First Friday’s kick of themes focused on “A Decade of Change.” Tomorrow night, Friday, March 4, come Polka-long in a tribute to Thaddeus Kosciuszko and have a Polish theme.
The evening will feature Polish music, food, drink, an opportunity to learn how to Polka, and information about the individual whom the county is named after. Events for the evening will be held from 5-9 p.m.
Paula Bowman, Warsaw First Friday coordinator, stated participating restaurants will be part of the polka-long, a food and beverage trail through downtown restaurant, where participants will be able to find and dine on Polish food. There will be a pierogi toss, a pierogi eating contest and polka lessons all downtown.
Tickets, six for $30, will be sold at the registration book on the courthouse lawn, at the cannon. These tickets for the polka-long is an opportunity to visit participating restaurants and enjoy different Polish food and beverages. Participating restaurants include B Macs, 110 Craft Meatery, Mad Anthonys and Rex’s Rendezvous.
The polka-long will start at 6 p.m. until after 9 p.m.
Food items will include pierogis (stuffed noodle with various kinds of ingredients rolled in butter and bread crumbs); glumpi (stuffed cabbage covered with a tomato sauce); kielbasa (a sausage); borscht (a soup made with potato, beets, sausage) various desserts; and Polish drink specials.
A pierogi toss will take place at 7 p.m. Similar to a balloon or egg toss, hands will be greased to handle the pierogis, as partners pass the pierogis back and forth between each other until the last pair remain.
The pierogi eating contest will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Every half hour throughout the evening Teena Nichols, instructor at Giverny Fitness, will give Polka Lessons, while Polka music plays throughout the evening.
Kosciusko County Historical Society will offer special activities. Located in a tent in the middle of the block on Buffalo street, the historical society will provide information on Kosciuszko. Footprints can be followed from the tent to the Historical Museum where followers can learn about the start of Kosciusko County and visit the museum.