July 22, 2016

UNA booth popular with festival-goers


Nataliya Symczyk

KERHONKSON, N.Y. – The Ukrainian National Association’s booth at the Ukrainian Cultural Festival held at the Soyuzivka Heritage Center proved to be very popular with visitors. On Saturday, July 9, the booth was manned by staffers of the UNA Home Office (from left): Yuriy Symczyk, Oksana Stanko and Nina Bilchuk – all insurance professionals. They were assisted at times by UNA Advisors Nicholas Fil and Luba Walchuk. Mr. Symczyk, the UNA’s deputy national secretary and fraternal coordinator, reported brisk traffic at the booth, as people came by for the latest information about the UNA – including its newly released magazine Guide to Life, as well as UNA goody bags and copies of the latest issues of its two newspapers, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly. A major hit was the free face-painting for children that was the work of artist Athena Zhe, who is seen here at work on one young visitor, while another young guest shows off her new look.