South Jersey Polish festival ends after 43 years

    A popular Polish festival and fair that has been held for 43 years in South Jersey has come to an end.

    The religious order in Cherry Hill that has staged the event says costs grew too high to keep it going.
    The Country Fair and Polish Festival had been held on the Sunday after Labor Day on the grounds of the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

    Event co-chairwoman Rosemarie Grabowski tells the Courier-Post organizers had tried to recover the costs from the sale of food. But she says they were recouping less and less money each year.

    The Little Servant Sisters are replacing the festival with a fundraiser Sept. 14 and 15 on their grounds that will include Polish food and children’s games. Proceeds will support their missionary work.

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