Wojtowicz Parade Marshall For Polishfest, March 6, In DuBois

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This year’s Parade Marshall, Vincent Wojtowicz waves to the crowd at 2015’s Polishfest.

By Alex Haglund

With March nearly here, it will soon be time to say “na zdrowie!” at the 22nd annual DuBois Polishfest, to be held on Sunday, March 6, just before Casimir Pulaski Day that Monday.

Heading up this year’s celebration will be the parade marshall, Vincent Wojtowicz.

Wojtowicz is a veteran of WWII, who crossed the English Channel at Normandy and served in the Army with the First Infantry Division. More recently, Wojtowicz is also the survivor of car versus train accident. He is a lifelong resident of DuBois.

The parade itself will begin at 1 p.m. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 in the Knights of Columbus parking lot.

Before the parade, there will be an antique tractor show at 9 a.m. At the K of C Hall. Show Cars are welcome as well.

Polka Mass will be held at St. Charles Church at 10 a.m., with music being provided by The Polka Connection and Laura Ryterski.

The church parish center will have food from 9:30 a.m. until it runs out. There will also be crafts, baskets, a bake sale, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing there.

More food and refreshments will be available at the K of C Hall.

After the parade, there will be a free Polka Dance at the parish center. It starts at 3 p.m. And will also feature The Polka Connection.

With all of the good food, good music and good drink, there’s bound to be plenty of fun for the entire family. At the DuBois Polishfest, everyone can be Polish for a day!