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Polish Constitution Day celebration May 3-5

April 9, 2013 

Jeannie Roberts (440) 885-8181 / (216) 346-9935

Activities will culminate Sunday in Constitution Day parade on Ridge Road PARMA, Ohio -- The Ohio Division of the Polish American Congress, in conjunction with the City of Parma, will hold its 65th annual Polish Constitution Day Parade on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. The parade will start at Parma Circle on Ridge Road and continue north to Snow Road. Following the parade, there will be an after-party behind Unity Catholic Credit Union on Ridge Road. Polish food will be provided by Zydeco Bistro, Umami Moto, StrEat Bistro, Nosh Bar and Little Polish Diner.

The weekend’s festivities will begin on Friday, May 3 with the Polish American Congress Happy Hour, featuring the Miss Polonia and Jr. Miss Polonia contests, from 6 p.m. until midnight at Ridgewood Inn, 5759 Ridge Road. On the following night, May 4, the Polonia Ball will be held at the American Ballroom Centre, 5673 Ridge Road. The Ball will feature Miss Polonia, authentic Polish food and a performance by Piast Artistic Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

For more information and reservations for the nights of May 3 and 4, please contact Wayne Machnicki at (216) 288-8948 or Allan Szuflada at 330-659-9465 or visit .

Before the parade on Sunday, those interested in attending a wreath laying ceremony should meet at 9 a.m. at the St. John Cantius Church parking lot at the corner of Professor and College Ave in Tremont. Polish Mass will follow at 11:30 at St. Casimir Church at 8223 Sowinski Ave.

Polish Constitution Day celebrates Poland’s May 3, 1791 adoption of the first constitution of its type in Europe which was a milestone in Poland’s – and the world’s – legal history, as well as in the history of democracy.