On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Polish National Alliance organized a Christmas Luncheon and Winter Wonderland Express experience for PNA Seniors at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, Illinois. PNA Fraternal Coordinator Mary Srodon greeted and welcomed the thirty five guests. After her greetings, Mary Srodon acknowledged PNA officers President Frank Spula, National Secretary Charles A. Komosa, Business Director Irene Hercik, Fraternal Director Wanda Penar, Commissioner of District XIII Wanda Juda, and Mr. Romuald 'Ro" & Chris Matuszczak, a Board Director for the Chicago Society, PNA Lodge 1450.
President Frank Spula offered brief remarks and graciously wished the guests a spectacular Holiday with family and friends, good health, and much love. All the guests were then invited to dine on a scrumptious gourmet buffet and sweets. After the luncheon, the guests strolled and toured the Winter Wonderland Express, a magical adventure to a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday beauty with 750,000 lights sparkle outside that welcome guests to the Garden's wonderland. Inside the Regenstein Center, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, and more than 80 miniature Chicago-area landmarks, including Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Chicago Stadium, the Chinatown Arch, the Art Institute, the South Shore Cultural Center, the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, and more. All the guests received a beautiful Polish themed ornament from Santa to remember the day by!
On Tuesday, December 15th the PNA Chicago Southside Seniors celebrated Christmas Season attending festive luncheon at the Mayfield Banquets organized by the Polish National Alliance. Newly elected PNA Director Barbara Wesolowski greeted everyone and wished all a blessed Christmas. An entertainment was provided by Harry Harrison, who sang and played carols. Among the guests were Treasurer Marian Grabowski, Commissioner Jerzy Hejna, former officers; Cecelia Tomaszkiewicz, Anna Kokoszka, Roman Bucon as well as Polish Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary, who always are well in attendance. There was singing of carols, a Christmas raffle and plenty of good Christmas cheer.
Thank you to attendees of both events. We, at the Polish National Alliance wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. See you in 2016!