The Polish Mission is partnering this Fall with PBS to bring Polish Heritage and Culture to viewers — our first event was Friday, September 6th. Our Friends of Polish Mission volunteers joined PARI Directors Ceil Wendt Jensen and Dr. Hal Learman to host the phone bank for the Pledge Drive. During the breaks host Fred Nahhat interviewed Ceil about the history and programs of the Polish Mission. PARI’s role in researching Genia’s Story for Genealogy Roadshow was highlighted. Genealogy Roadshow participant Genia Gorecki was in the audience with her husband Ted. The program was aired from the PBS Wixom, MI. studio. The show was live from 8pm – 11pm.
Friends of Polish Mission volunteers are already signing up for our next Pledge Drive on December 3. That evening the Program will be “Our Polish Story” which features the campus of OLS, our Galeria, Fr. Timothy Whalen and Fr. Walter Ptak. It will be another evening to introduce the Polish Mission to the DPTV / PBS audience.