For over a century, the Polish-American community of the Pacific Northwest has been contributing to the local fabric of society while supporting the homeland throughout its turbulent history. Over 125,000 residents of Washington State claim Polish ancestry; around 5,000 Poles live in the Seattle area. It may not sound like a lot, but their level of energy and initiative compensate for the numbers.
|Second Performance up, PARNO DROM|
(Eastern European Romani Music)
Polish Ladies Auxiliary
..by Ladies Auxiliary of the Polish Home Association, Seattle
|The Rooster is s symbol of the Polish culture love for life, they greet every day crowing early in the morning.|
|Choir Vivat Musica!|
(Polish Folk Songs)
|Later I was down to teach a sailing lesson and got a pic of these awesome kayaks just finished, thinking about taking this class but then I would have to figure out how to get it back to Texas.|
The Polish Festival
We didn't have much time to stay and enjoy this festival but we managed to get a huge plate of food to sample first off. The Polish beer garten looked appetizing as well but it was early in the day and I still had to teach some sailing lessons so we sailed on by and went inside the Armory to check out the performance on the stage there. Seattle is just one of places that you can't do it all, no matter how hard you try!