Mar 24, 2016|
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Ten years ago three buffalo on eons envisioned a parade on the east side of buffalo to celebrating this day. While ten years later it's a tradition now in its huge growing every year. It's Monday 5 PM and Bernadette Pollack she's coordinator of the buffalo biggest day parade she's in studio with us in what Bernie good morning while I this is just amazing how much this has grown in buffalo and is a full tradition here. Are already well it really is and it's really funny when sometimes you'll come up tee and say I remember coming to spread as a little girl I'm like no pride parade but we have been here ten years now and we have grown by leaps and bounds how big is the parade now how big was that the first year first year is probably between twenty and thirty rag tag little or whoever we could get together you know fuel buyers of some polish dancers the music album just a little whoever whoever wanted to participate in now it's becoming such a tradition that people are saying you can't have a trade without us we have to be and it. For probably from thirty may be the first year to may be now. 12030. And do you find yourself having to cut people lot I mean is now okay yet taken however like Iran and the spirit of the event to retake. Anyone but we do have criteria you have to do it display. Some polish heritage and polish pride right rites of spring. Decorate your entries with red white or pussy willows or something. It's to honor the polish aren't traditions and some biblical really wail all you Vista ultimate you know what they wanted to do there was something. We do have com five different price categories in excuse me. And best use of red and white best use of pussy willows. Displaying the polish heritage traditions the vast. So there are categories and they are on our website you know in our guides so that we have a party after originally. Pass out the award yet we're the parade go. Prayed Stutz. It the blessing of the parade this year will be on the corner of our Clark and Broadway. And it goes on to Broadway to Fillmore county shouldn't have reached back to memorial and ends at the circle in front of the central term OK now tell our. Listeners who have never been done to ending his day event ever vote. Would like to come down I mean where is the best place to park what time should they get their how long should they stay where should they go. After well great great picks up at five however you can come down to the area earlier I need time. I was as sick of good times probably new environment markets open Corpus Christi is open all three events there. Some of the traditional polish little buyers are in the area they're all open and having a good time. And of how good place to park especially for families. Be in the enough about market or the parking lot across the bottling market. And that's a really good spot to her for viewing where it's not really overly crowded broadly Fillmore area. And then I am you can stay there all afternoon with your kids. You know watch the parade at five and then after five either send them home with the sitter or you know com. Stay in this is party you're so it is innocent as a ton of events right today a lot of it starts right after that's that's on the heavy. On partying starts with the polish bans on the the bosses start that take you on the different groups that go either in in the traditional historic polling area. Or out to black rocker out to the Cheektowaga Lancaster and you know guns quite familiar with this because he's quite the inducing cancer. You know right. That's I'd seen the as the industry not and I don't mind you I like to break. I've love dividends and every time I take somewhere I have to go to designated them. I'd have to look for me and I stand there watch. And I don't ask again and again and new meaning for DD. I've got a I had another biggest events I mean all over western yeah just right here in buffalo but you know one is doing a state such a big thing here. But it's not a big deal and Miami Cleveland there. Well we have a high concentration of polish people but I think judge and Michael when she started the initial thing is David's back in 1960s I remember as a child going with my family. Two different events that Manny but there were some traditional ones at the show open society and stuff. Com and then some just the little sidebar is still always celebrated thing Tuesday. But I think what happened was in ten years and are now in my late husband Russell and Marty unity. We're all together they envisioned this way of bringing some people down to the east side of buffalo. And on making it something special like my late husband was in charge of the central terminal at the time and we thought place to have a party. A little parade may be in every one will be like that will be like the pied piper will follow the parade and end at the terminal. Well that first year we didn't know what to expect you know thirty entries in the parade really rag tag maybe housing people were watching it. But all those people started showing up students from UB international students coming on what this means you know they think for a party. So they would all come to the turn on it was exciting to see. That they were celebrating. Traditions and everybody celebrated Saint Patrick's Day. But traditions it was cool to be polished I'll decide yeah so it it it started that we have blossomed it's just been growing and growing and now people come from all over I want a liken it to Mardi Gras before. We are awaiting his day after Allen you can have your little party endures city. But the real one is an awful. And this got to be one of the biggest in the country it's that. The biggest capital of the world I think it's bigger than the ones in Poland and I have not been a pollen funding is being rude I do is until they do they know yes I've known people that would. Brought up in pollen that were born there and lived there when they were young. And they do it but I think we've taken this to a whole new level it's kind of like Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated warmer here than it is ya got out that I hell yeah yeah. As great atlas and have a fun day on Monday you brought in a brochure yes the end are urging estate guides are free. You can find them all over Western New York I know for sure on all the wegmans are carrying them as they carry our merchandise also. But on the lot of places a lot of your little privately and companies also have them pick one up and read it cover to cover. And there's a lot of good information great Bernadette thank you hippie thing to say well thank you thank you so much that's Bernadette Pollack he's the coordinator at Buffalo's stink is tapering.