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Eastern European Month Celebration in Ohio

  • 08 April 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • First Presbyterian, 201 Wick Ave, Youngstown OH 44503

The Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Youngstown/Warren/Sharon will be participating in the Eastern European Month celebration and will be providing great stories telling of Rusyns who have had a major impact on the lives of the Mahoning Valley residences such as;  Joe Pavlov and George D. Tablack.  The following provides the details of the celebration.


Governor John Kasich has declared April as Eastern European Month in Ohio!


In celebration of this 2nd annual observation, which was spearheaded by Laurel Tombazzi, the president of the Eastern European Congress of Ohio


The American Slovak Cultural Association of the Mahoning Valley

 will celebrate

Eastern European Month

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1-3:30pm

with the theme “Honoring Your Eastern European Heritage”

First Presbyterian Church

Helen Chapel

201 Wick Avenue*

Youngstown, OH 44503


The event is free and light refreshments will be served.


Youngstown Mayor John McNally will attend and will present a proclamation honoring Eastern European Ohioans, declaring April Eastern European Month in the city of Youngstown.


Representatives from the ethnic groups from Eastern Europe,

who now reside in the Mahoning Valley, will display their ethnic items.


A representative from each group will talk 2-3 minutes to tell us about 1 or 2 persons

of their ethnicity who have made a contribution to the Mahoning Valley in some way.

[The Carpatho-Rusyn Society will talk on the lives of Joseph (Joe) Pavlov business man & WWII Veteran, playing taps at veteran funerals and George D. Tablack OHIO State Representative and public servant]


Flags representing our ancestral countries will be hanging in the hall.


Several artisans have also been invited to show their ethnic crafts.



*Because of construction on Wick Avenue, please use Wood Street from Fifth Avenue or Market Street (from downtown) to access the Church.  Parking is located behind the church.  On Wood Street, turn left onto Champion Street.  The Church free parking is on the left.


Please contact Loretta Ekoniak, President of the American Slovak Cultural Association at loretta.ekoniak@gmail.com, 330.549.3760 or 330.921.1358 if you will be attending, or if you have any questions.

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