A Ukrainian Summer: where to go, what to do...
Houston showcases Slavic heritage
by Eugene Kuchta
HOUSTON - Ukrainian folk dancing, foods, crafts and other cultural and displays will be among those featured at the 38th annual Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slavic Heritage Festival - Houston's oldest ethnic festival.
Each year the festival spotlights one Slavic nationality, and the 2000 festival will focus on the Croatians. Other nationalities to be featured are the Czechs, Poles and Slovenians.
The festival will take place on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Houston Athletics/Alumni Center, 3100 Cullen Blvd.
The event is sponsored by the Slavic ethnic communities of the greater Houston area. Ukrainian participation is coordinated by the Ukrainian American Cultural Club of Houston, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary (an anniversary banquet is scheduled for Saturday, September 30.)
The day's events begin with a 10 a.m. liturgy at the festival location, offered by the Rev. Svetozar Kraljevic of Medjugorije, location of the well-known Marian shrine in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A special guest star at the 2000 festival will be Goran Visnjic, star of the highly rated TV program "ER."
The festival also offers guests the opportunity to win the grand prize: a 10-day trip to Split, Croatia, for two, a package of airfare, hotel accommodations and meals valued at $4,000.
Admission to the festival is $3; free admission for children under age 12. For information call (281) 531-6450, or send e-mail to LSCC@usa.com.
A Ukrainian Summer
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 7, 2000, No. 19, Vol. LXVIII
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