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Opening Ceremony at the Hungarian Festival

We had some chores to do at home on Sunday morning, September 5th, but, nevertheless, we took an hour off to attend the traditional opening ceremony of the annual Hungarian Festival, now in its 65th year, presented by the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting, celebrating 70 years of scouting in the Cleveland area, at German Central Farm on York Road in Parma.

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Lakewood Democratic Club Summer Supper

On Thursday evening, September 2nd, we went to the Lakewood Democratic Club’s Summer Supper that was held at Western Reserve Distillers on Madison Avenue. Considering the recent Covid-19 surge, no one was admitted to the affair without first showing their vaccination card which we believe was a very wise protocol.

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“Believing in Home” a City Club Forum

On Friday, August 27th, we attended an in-person forum at the City Club titled “Believing in Home” wherein Ms. Michelle Jarboe of “Crain’s Cleveland” interviewed Mr. Kevin J. Nowak, Executive Director of CHN Housing Partners, and Mr. D.J. Valentine, Vice President, State CRA Mortgage Sales Manager, at Huntington National Bank, regarding the advantages of homeownership and the avenues to achieving it.

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Egyptian Festival at St. Mark’s

On Friday, August 27th through Sunday, August 29th, the 31st Annual Egyptian Festival took place at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church on Pleasant Valley Road in Seven Hills.

It is billed as “an Egyptian cultural experience with great food, musical entertainment, and souvenirs.”

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Two More Weekend Cultural Food Festivals

On Sunday, August 22, we stopped off at two festivals which Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC supported by purchasing ads.

First, we went to the 16th annual St. Mary’s Romanian Festival on Warren Road in Cleveland.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it was billed as the “drive-thru edition” and cars were lined up to pick up take-out orders.

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