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Thalerhof Day and picnic, August 5, 2017 in Connecticut

THALERHOF COMMEMORATION DAY 2017

WHAT:
On Thalerhof Day we commemorate the tens of thousands of East Slavic men, women, and children (Carpatho-Rusyns, Carpatho-Russians, Ukrainians) who suffered, lost their health or died in relation to the Austro-Hungarian internment camp at Thalerhof, near Graz, in 1914-1917 (World War I) and we also remember all those who were injured or killed in and around the Carpathian Region, 1912-1952.

All Lemko Association members and friends are cordially invited.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00am, annual meeting of the Lemko Association. All are welcome, member or not. We will also discuss activities of the Carpathian Institute.

11:00am, Panachida service (remembrance of the dead service) at the Thalerhof Memorial gazebo

12 noon to 6 pm, Picnic (kermesh) get together with food, music, talk, singing, general camaraderie and a display of educational material.

We are pleased to confirm that “DJ Bortne”, Stefan Dutkanicz of Bortne, will once again be on hand to provide music!

WHERE:
On the grounds of the Carpathian Institute in Higganum, Connecticut. Follow this link for directions.

COST:
We are requesting a $10.00 donation for adults, $5.00 for children, to cover the costs of food for the picnic.
We will be very glad if you can bring something to share.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact us or call Lemko Association president Paul Best at 1-860-345-7997.

1 comment

  1. Irek (Erik) Iskat

    Good day;
    Very nice to see a Lemko association. I am Lemko from Poland (Rzezow area).born in Sanok 1962.
    Now residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Strong Ukrainian community- but not very many Lemkos- but there are a few!
    I’d love to an even in your region some day. Maybe next year, if any festivals, gatherings or celebrations are planned. I’d love to stay in touch. We have a Czech friend, also not far from this region, who we’d like to visit..
    My last name is ISKAT. Not very Ukrainian or polish as far I can understand. But my folks tell me that Hungarians occupied the small village from the family’s origins (Dzierdziew village)
    Grandfather was sent to North poland during Visla and my other grandfather went to the U.S .A, Jersey, Cleveland or Pennsylvania- we’re not sure; but he had started another family.
    Anyways; thank you for reading. Hope to share with you folks some day.,
    Irek (Ireneusz), aka- Erik , Iskat sangskat@mymts.net

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