Alpena’s polish communities ‘pig out’ days before Lent

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAll Saints Parish hosted their annual Paczki Sale Saturday and Sunday at the St. Anne Parish Center. Volunteers prepared 35 batches of this pre-Lenten treat–or 9,000 paczki. Lent is a 40-day fasting period leading up to Easter. It’s a tradition for the Polish communities in Alpena to eat this special treat, and they’ve been doing it for over a century. Those who plan to fast during Lent cannot consume sugary sweets like paczki for more than a month. Some Poles says is an excuse to ‘pig out’. Hence–Fat Tuesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 19th Annual Chocolate ExtravaganzaNext Two fifth graders publish first children’s booklast_img read more

Alpena Police Holds Annual ‘Shop With a Cop’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.-Love and kindness was in the air as the Alpena Police Department, Wal-Mart, local credit unions and the Department of Health and Human Services once again hosted: ‘Shop With a Cop.’The annual event pairs local law enforcement officers with area children who have been selected to shop with a gift card for the holidays, and have a visit with Santa. Most of the police on duty work long hours and volunteer their time to make sure that they step up to put a smile on little shoppers faces.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Medical Assistant Program Hopes to Add New Equipment Following Christmas Craft ShowNext Michigan State Police Alpena Post ‘Stuff a Blue Goose’ for the Holidayslast_img read more