Swing your sweetie to the tunes of the Polka Star of Tomorrow, Garrett Tatano, at
the annual Sweetheart Dance, Sunday, June 26, 2022, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style
Polka Hall of Fame at the SNPJ Farm recreation grounds in Kirtland, Ohio. Doors open
at 12:00 with music from 2:00 to 6:00. Sandwiches, beverages and sweet treats are
available. Your polka host Sharon Staiduhar has surprises in store for lovebirds.
You may even go home a winner. Garrett Tatano arrives from the Pittsburgh area with
four hours of fine ballroomstyle polka and waltz favorites, ideal for a romantic
afternoon. Last year, Garrett
won the Polka Star of Tomorrow competition presented by the Polka Hall of Fame. You’ll
be won over by his danceable style. Sweetheart Ball tickets are $12 in advance or
$15 the day of the event. 18 and
under free. Order tickets from the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street, in
Euclid, Ohio, (216) 261-3263, open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:00. Reserve
tables by calling (440) 679-1420. SNPJ Farm is at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio,
off Chardon Road (Route 6), three miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route
Polka Hall of Fame Golf Outing Swings on Sunday, August 14, St. Denis Golf Course,
Get back in the swing at the 2nd annual Polka Golf Outing, a fund-raiser for the
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
It’s a four-person scramble with live polka music. Enjoy 18 holes of golf with a
cart, beverage tickets, hot dogs and snacks, plus a barbequed rib and pulled pork
dinner. If your foursome outscores the rest, you earn a prize! Everyone gets a chance
to go home a winner with raffles and goody bags. Scenic St. Denis Golf Course will
test your skills with an unparalleled golfing experience. The course is a pleasure
for golfers of any level to play. St. Denis offers you a satisfying challenge in
a relaxing, picturesque setting. It’s a great place to improve your game. Plus, you
can reenergize with a polka break. Sponsor a hole and get a sign for name recognition.
Donate a prize basket and show your support of the Polka Hall of Fame. You can also
gift a stand-alone raffle item. Make a monetary donation your name can be added to
a basket or prize. Sponsors and donors receive mentions on-site and in the Polka
Focus newsletter. St. Denis Golf Course is located at 10660 Chardon Road (Route 6),
west of Chardon, Ohio, between All Souls and Auburn Road. Sign up today. Donation
is $110 per person or $440 per team. Check-in and lunch at 11:30. Shot-gun start
at 1:00. Golfers and sponsors can contact Joe Wojtila at (440) 487-0118, email@example.com,
or Dave Skrajner at (216) 401-8817, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Polka Hall of Fame and
Museum celebrates the Cleveland style of American dance music that emerged from city’s
Slovenian neighborhoods a century ago and became a national sensation in the 1940s
and 1950s and is still popular today. The Museum and Polka Archives are in the historic
city hall building of the suburb of Euclid. For information on museum hours and Polka
Hall of Fame events, such as the Slovenian Sausage Festival (September 14) and the
Thanksgiving Polka Weekend (November 25, 26 and 27), call (216) 261-FAME, or check
PolkaFame.com. Like the Polka Hall of Fame on Facebook.
Polka Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
SNPJ Farm, 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland, Ohio
Who’s got the top klobasa? You decide at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall
of Fame’s Slovenian Sausage Festival. Sample a sausage from each maker and vote for
your favorite. Then dance off the calories with non-stop music from noon to nine.
Ten Cleveland-Style bands and entertainers get you hopping, including Hall of Famers
Don Wojtila and Kathy Hlad. Accordionists include Ray Kovac, Ron Likovic, Anthony
Culkar, Patty C & the Guys, Rob DeBlander and the Fairport Jammers. More bands to
be announced. Take along your accordion and squeeze with your pals. Nationality treats
and refreshments await you between dances. Pick up a klobasa t-shirt. The 2022 sausage
winners are announced at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate.
SNPJ Farm is at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland, Ohio, off Chardon Road (Route 6), three
miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44.