HUNGARIAN HERITAGE DAY 2007
(left: Megan and Samantha Green, Christina Mocsary and Jake Green perform Hungarian folk songs.)
Heritage Day was held June 8th at St. Margaret Hall in Hungarian Settlement. Those of Hungarian descent, age 75 and over, who are a part of or who once lived in our community, were honored at this event. There was a total of twenty-seven honorees. Each received a corsage and had their picture taken by Bill Prokop as they arrived. Jim King welcomed everyone followed by Suzanna Green singing the Star Spangled Banner. Then, everyone joined in to sing the Hungarian National Anthem. Rev. Mark Dennis, pastor of the Albany Hungarian Presbyterian Church led the invocation and blessing of the food. Dr. Stephen Gergatz, Honorary Hungarian Consul for Louisiana gave a brief message about our heritage. Dr. Gergatz recently returned from Hungary and spoke a few words on his trip. Jim King recognized the Hungarian honorees and presented a Wal Mart gift card to Alex Sziszak for being the oldest, 88 years young, and a Wal Mart gift card to Irene Glodan Hamilton for traveling the farthest, all the way from Michigan. The honorees and guests were entertained by great great grandchildren of Adam Mocsary, one of the first settlers of our community. They sang various Hungarian folk songs taught to them by Vicky Mocsary, their aunt. Those singing were Suzanna Green, Samantha, Jacob & Megan Green and Christina Mocsary. Afterwards, refreshments were served. Thanks to everyone who brought food and helped in various ways to help make this event a success.
Honorees of the 2007 Hungarian Heritage Day Celebration:
Scenes from Heritage Day 2007:
Honorees Liz and Louis Bordok, Fr. Paul Ngyuen, and others observe the dancing performance.
The International Folk Dancers and audience participants dance together.
Four sibling Honorees: George Lezu, Irene Lezu Good, Andy Lezu, and Frank Lezu.
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Hungarian Settlement Museum
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