St. John's on Connellsville's West Side holding Pre-Lenten Slovak Food Sale
By Nancy Henry
Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 5:05 p.m.
A Slovak food sale is returning to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church on Connellsville's West Side.
It's been several years since the church held a Slovak food sale which includes cooked pierogies with butter and onions, halupki (cabbage rolls), haluski (fried cabbage and noodles), kielbassi and kraut, hot dogs, rolls, cake, coffee and soft drinks. A Slovak Sampler, always very popular, will be available which includes a pierogi, cabbage roll, and haluski.
This Pre-Lenten Slovak Food Sale will be Friday starting at 11 a.m. in the church social hall.
The ladies of the parish have spent more than a dozen days at the parish social hall preparing the Slovak food.
“A Slovak food sale has been held in the past but it's been a few years. This will be the same Slovak menu that we have had at our parish festivals,” said Antoinette Kostelnik, who along with her sister Stephanie, are church members and the organizers of Friday's event.
The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday. This sale was planned for Friday with that in mind.
Takeout orders will be available. Anyone wishing to place a lunch order may do so by phoning the social hall before 11 a.m. at 724-628-8601. A basket raffle will be held and winners do not need to be present to win.
“We are suggesting people arrive early, as our Slovak food has always been a big seller,” said Antoinette Kostelnik.
In the event of bad weather the sale will be held on Feb. 9. If this occurs, the date change will be announced on Armstrong channels 20 and 100.
Stephanie and Antoinette Kostelnik are also the chairpersons of the Fundraising Committee. This committee includes 20 parish members who have been instrumental in the planning of St. John the Evangelist's fundraising events.
“I am thrilled that the St. John Christian Mothers are busily at work in the kitchen preparing their traditional Slovak delicacies. It is extremely important that these customs and traditions continue to be shared with the larger community. Most of all I hope that the younger people step up to the plate and learn their traditions so that they do not die out with the older generation,” said the Rev. Bob Lubic, church pastor.
The event will end when the food is sold out. St. John's Social Hall is at 908 W. Crawford Ave.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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