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Celebrate Poland moves event one more time

POLAND — The Celebrate Poland Committee has heard people’s concerns and taken the steps to move the popular event — for a third time.

The event traditionally is scheduled for the last weekend of June, but for 2021 was moved to Sept. 11. Now the event is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Event chairwoman Cindy Best said it all has to do with fundraising.

For the one-day event — it is normally two days — the cost is close to $33,000. Since the pandemic, the committee of 10 has gone two years without a fundraiser, and to raise the amount needed in a short time was not an option.

“We have not been able to have a fundraiser in two years now and our funds are very low,” Best said. “At the end of 2019, we signed a contract and paid half of the fee for the band to return in 2020. We all know what happened in 2020.”

She continued: “Once the governor lifted the restrictions this year, it was too close to the event to raise the kind of money we need. Not wanting to lose the money we already paid, we called the booking agent and asked what dates were available … Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.”

Read more in Sunday’s Vindicator.

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