The Arpadhon Hungarian Settlement Cultural Association celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented the annual Hungarian Harvest Dance on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the American Legion Hall on Highway 43 near Springfield. The festivities began at 12:00 noon with a Hungarian Dinner, consisting of cabbage rolls, cucumber salad, Hungarian Kolbasz, and pastries. The Harvest Dance Committee did a wonderful job preparing the menu. Other Hungarian foods, including goulash, cabbage noodles and kolbasz sandwiches, were served throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The Old World Bakery provided Hungarian bread, Hungarian pastries, such as kiflik and kalacs, and other traditional favorites. Everyone enjoyed great Hungarian music that was performed by the group, "Életfa," from New York. Even though conditions were very sad and disturbing in New York, the group still came and had a great time playing beautiful Hungarian songs.

Some people danced to the music, while others sat and listened, while visiting with old friends. Historical slides, provided by Alex Kropog, were shown during the afternoon. Many familiar scenes and faces were included in this slide presentation.  At 7:30 in the evening, the Baton Rouge International Folk Dancers (Karpathy) thrilled the crowd with their stunning performance. The activities of the celebration were topped off with the traditional Hungarian Harvest Dance performed by the AHSCA dancers. After the dance came the traditional "Jump for the fruit." There was also a wine auction and drawing for the Basket filled with Hungarian items.

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