Lodge 302 June News
Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at St. Joseph Byzantine Church on Palm Sunday, April 14. The Easter Bunny made a special appearance and helpers scattered many eggs throughout the activity center for the children to find. It was a successful turnout of nearly 30 children up to 12 years of age. The children enjoyed their treat bags and candy along with taking many photos with the Easter Bunny.
Peanut butter and jelly along with monetary donations were collected from the participants for St. Joseph’s Hunger Outreach program. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped and our Easter Bunny, Carolyn Liggett!
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Members of the Cleveland chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, Lodge 302, and family and friends took part in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens annual spring clean-up on May 11, 2019 in the Rusyn Garden. The flower beds were raked & cleaned out, bushes trimmed, mulch spread, sidewalks swept and flowers planted.
GCU members participating were John Krenisky and Marcia Benko. C-RS members were John, Marcia & Barb Popovich, Diana Essock and Patti Poole. Friends were Wayne Slota and Tom Kolokowski. Much appreciation is given to Lodge 302 for their financial support.
The Rusyn Garden is located at 930 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH, just south of St. Clair Avenue. It is between the Czech and Slovak Gardens. C-RS will be sponsoring a free summer musical picnic on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 12 - 2 PM. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket Tom Katrenich will entertain with his accordion. Parking is available on East Blvd.
On Sunday, August 25, 2019 the Rusyn Garden will join in with over 30 other gardens to celebrate One World Day. This is a free day long international festival displaying the many cultures in Cleveland. The Living Traditions Folk Ensemble of Brecksville will be performing. For details and more information, go to www.clevelandoneworkdday.org.