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Inaugural ‘Celebrate Poland’ Event Is Scheduled For September 14-15

Staff Report

The Poland Community Lions Club will host the inaugural “Celebrate Poland” event this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15.

The event will kick-off Saturday morning at Poland Lions Park with a fundraiser aimed at improving and maintaining the park and playground equipment. Activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and include vendor space for crafts, specialty, and flea market items. Interested vendors may call 812- 986-2659 for details and to purchase rental space.

At 11:00 a.m., the Lions Club will begin serving a BBQ pulled pork dinner (sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, ice tea or lemonade) for $5. Hot dogs and chips for $3 will also be offered. Desserts and soda pop will be available for an additional amount.

A group of horsemen and women will have a Wagon Train and Outriders event on Saturday, September 14. The group will be stopping by Poland Lions Park for a break during the ride. Interested participants may contact Earl Outcalt at 317-881-8189 for details.

The two-day event’s mid-September date coincides with Poland’s founding in the fall of 1841.

“Celebrate Poland” will continue on Sunday, with morning worship services taking place at 9:00 a.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ, just south of Poland. At 2 p.m., Indiana author Philip Gulley will be speaking at the Poland Historic Chapel. There is a $10 admission and all are welcome to attend. Following speaker Gulley’s presentation, food will be provided at the Poland Lions Park by the Zion United Church of Christ. The menu will consist of light sandwiches and homemade ice cream. Free-will offerings will be accepted.

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