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Czech Heritage Society celebrates 26 years of traditions at annual festival

By by CAMILLE M. DOTY - CDOTY@VICAD.COM
Sept. 22, 2011 at 4:22 a.m.


IF YOU GO:

WHEN: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday

WHERE: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St, Victoria

COST: Adults, $6; children younger than 15 years old, free

FOR MORE INFO: Visit victoriaczechs.org

The Czech Heritage Society will host its 26th annual festival on Sunday.

This is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Victoria Community Center will be full of family-friendly activities mixing education and entertainment.

"We'll have good music, food and dancing," said David Wokaty, the Victoria County Czech Heritage Society president.

He also said there will be displays showing corn-huskers and sausage makers days.

Several local bands like the Chris Rybak Band, Shiner Hobo Band, and the Red Ravens will keep the crowd dancing throughout the day.

The 2011 Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen, Amy Holecek, and the reigning "Little Sister," Kynlie Foit, also will make an appearance.

For those wanting to get competitive, there will be a Tarok card tournament.

If people want to take a little Czech home with them, they can take home traditional food - sausage wraps, Czech stew, kolaches and homemade chicken noodle soup.

"It's a bargain and it's good," Wokaty said.

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