Annual Polishville Bazaar scheduled SundayA free dance for Bill Peck’s 86th birthday is planned Aug. 24
The annual Polishville Bazaar is set Sunday at the Polishville Community Center.
Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The dinner menu includes grilled chicken breast or grilled pork loin, potatoes, gravy, green beans, Jell-O salad, cake, tea and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults; $4.50 for children 5-12 years old; and free for children younger than 5. Bob Kiefer of East Pleasant Plain is set to o the grilling.
Two raffles are planned. The first raffle consistes of quilts: one hand-quilted by Teresa Mottet; two knotted quilts; and one baby quilt.
The second raffle is for cash prizes.
Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win.
Those who attend the bazaar can visit the Esther Johanna Peck Museum, adjacent to the community center. Outdoors, visitors can view the shrine in the Polishville Cemetey and the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin.
Bill Peck, secretary/treasurer of the Polishville Association, said his aunt Esther donated the funds for the museum construction, which is why it bears her name.
The museum, built in 1995, holds items from the history of the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church and the people of Polishville.
The Polishville community got its start in 1878 when 28 families branched out from the German Sts. Peter and Paul parish to start a church in which services would be conducted in their native language. The site for the church, near Germanville, 12 miles northeast of Fairfield, was chosen because the rolling hills reminded them of their native Poland.
The Polishville Cemetery Association was formed in 1977, and the Polishville Association Inc. was formed in 1982. One of the first projects was the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin, built by Tom Spalla of Fairfield. The grotto is built on the entrance step to the old church, and the grotto rock is foundation stones from the church. The grotto was dedicated during a centennial celebration in August 1982.
The Polishville Community Center was built in 1988.
The Polishville Community Center is 10 miles northeast of Fairfield on Pleasant Plain Road to 136th St., then on gravel for 2.5 miles.
For information about the annual Polishville Bazaar, call 472-0544.
August events planned at Polishville
The annual bazaar, a lunch with bingo games, and a dance are planned in August at Polishville Community Center.
The annual bazaar is planned Sunday, with dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a raffle beginning at about 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and bingo is planned Aug. 13. Lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with bingo starting at 12:30 p.m. A lunch, with bingo, is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.
A free dance for Bill Peck’s 86th birthday is planned Aug. 24, with Ned Francis of Mount Sterling providing the music. Peck is secretary/treasurer of the Polishville Association. Food will be for sale at 4:30 p.m., and dancing will be from 6-9 p.m.
Events are open to the public, and people of all ages can attend.
For information about Polishville Community Center, its events, the cemetery or the grotto, call Peck at 319-694-3495; an answering service is available.