The Feast is getting bigger and better. Many people said that it was the best Family Feast ever.
Our guests come in bigger numbers every year, and this time between 4PM and 11 PM we estimated that well over 700 passed through our gates. Some were here for an hour and some a bit longer.
But our volunteers were very well prepared and queues were not long at all.
We had the usual attractions:
- Excellent food, traditional homemade Hunter’s Stew, Sausage Sizzle, Hot Dogs, Dumplings, Tripe soup, Vegetable Salad, Goulash.
- Excellent European beer.
- Homemade cakes, tea and coffee.
- Bon Fire unfortunately lasted only 2 hours – it was called off by the authorities (city of Swan and the Fire Brigade called and withdrew the Fire Permit).
- Bouncy castle.
- Games for kids outdoors and indoors.
- Stars of the day: Polish Folklore Dance Group Kukułeczka.
- Raffle with fantastic prizes.
- Good music, prepared by our new DJ – Łukasz Rynkiewicz.
Our Food Court consisted of a food trailer and two food serving stands manned by FoodPol – our partner/sponsor company run by Anna and Radek Kotts, and a sausage sizzle stand expertly run by our volunteers. Food tickets were sold efficiently by the use of PozWorx system, supplied by another partner/sponsor company EziWorx.
There was a fantastic cultural happening: a performance of the Polish Dance Group Kukułeczka. It consisted of two parts, first were two songs sung by Magdalena Dudek and Donata Ostrowska. First song entitled “Hej Krywaniu, Krywaniu Wysoki” and the second “W Kadzidlańskim Boru”. Both sung with authentic inflection and accent so natural that perhaps one could say nostalgic.
Then on the stage (volleyball field) entered the most experienced group of dancers from Kukułeczka. They showed us a dance from the Żywiec Region. In Polish: “Taniec z Beskidu Żywieckiego”. What a vigour, tempo, energy and skills!
Kukułeczka was dressed in the authentic costumes from highlander mountains near Żywiec, Poland.
Fantastic performance! Congratulations and a big Thank You!
Bit later was a draw of our Raffle. It is always exciting and a lot of fun particularly for those who won the prizes. As usual the Raffle was expertly run by Beata Larcombe and Anna Bienkowski.
There were many other things to do, apart from enjoying a show, a Polish meal, cakes or beer, you could meet old friends, you could dance, play volleyball or billiard, and kids could draw pictures, bounce in the castle, play field games. And all that in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by good music.
Thank you to the raffle sponsors: Adrian’s Continental Smallgoods, ECO Bread, Europarcel, Forrest Honey, Gallery Lumino, Go Print, Jaros Engineering, Ludwik & Son, NuGlass, P & H Imports, Bozena & Janusz Dzidek, Eva & Andrew Polanski, Ray White Bursmac Real Estate Agency, Rossmoyne Family Meats, Sew it Seams, Sikorski Restaurant, The Batter Fish & Chips Shop.
Big thank you to our volunteers, 32 of us worked tirelessly to make sure the event was a success: Adam Sadkowski, Ala Bruszewska, Andrew Polanski, Anna Bienkowski, Barbara Bilski, Beata Larcombe, Bożena Dzidek, Celina Soszka, Darek Kalinowski, Edyta Grzelak, Eva Polanski, Halina Węglewski, Joanna Rocławska, Joanna Weryk, John Sadko, Jurek Rudnicki, Kazik Jackiewicz, Lech Węglewski, Lindsay Weryk, Małgosia Gutowska, Mariola Sobczyk, Michał Weryk, Mirek Orkiszewski, Natalia Płucienniczak, Piotr Sobczyk, Robert Popiel, Robert Robinson, Sylwia Jakubiak, Tim Larcombe, Tosiek Weryk, Włodek Bilski, Zbyszek Soszka.
Also, we had to have services of 4 students to help us. Altogether, including volunteers, kitchen staff and students – 40 people worked to make this event a magnificent one – Thank You All!