Polish Fest keeps residents connected to their roots

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford’s Polish community came together this Sunday, August 18th, to celebrate their roots during the annual Polish Fest.

The smell of potato pancakes and sauerkraut topped with polish sausages surrounded the air of St. Stanislaus Church.

The fest kicked off with a mass at 10 a.m. and then spilled out to the church grounds where people celebrated their Polish heritage.

Fest goers were also treated to traditional foods, performances and even Polish beers.

All in an effort to celebrate their culture, and keeping people connected to their Polish roots.

Jessica Starr attended the Polish Fest and she enjoys having the traditional meals closer to where she lives.

“Growing up we always had the traditional Polish meals and Polish traditions. And so here -I’m from Chicago- and so coming back from Chicago it’s nice to have home a little closer to where I reside right now,” Starr said.

Today’s event was the 38th Polish Fest.

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