Bexar County Chapter CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY of TEXAS, INC. Post Office Box 12932 San Antonio, Texas 78212-0932 www.czechs.orgMessage 1 of 2 , Oct 2, 2004View Source
Bexar County Chapter
CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY of TEXAS, INC.
Post Office Box 12932
San Antonio, Texas 78212-0932
October 3, 2004
On October 28, 1918, after two centuries of rule from Austria, the Czechoslovak National Committee in Prague, with critical support from President Woodrow Wilson, officially proclaimed independence, and Tomas G. Masaryk was elected the first President of the new nation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia. Since then, October 28th is celebrated in the same manner as our 4th of July. In 1999, the Texas legislature proclaimed October Czech Heritage Month and has continued to do so each year. Even though the Czechs and Slovaks have dissolved their 74-year-old union on January 1st, 1993, making them separate Republics, they celebrate Independence Day together. This year, the Bexar County Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society will hold its annual celebration on Sunday October 31 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Knights of Columbus Hall 5721 Rigsby, San Antonio, Texas (0.6 miles outside 410). If you have a computer, go to our web site at www.czechs.org and access the map at the end of the message announcing this event. A Czech meal will be served from 11:00 to 3:00 PM. The cost of the meal is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 under 10 years of age. Drinks, homemade chicken noodle soup, Czech kolac (pronounced koh-lah-chee) and a variety of delicious pastries will be on sale throughout the day. Our featured performer will be Chris Rybak from Hallettsville, Texas. He is a talented young man who has appeared at numerous heritage, social, and community events throughout Texas, and will perform from 1:00 til 4:00 PM. Other activities include Tarock and Domino games, genealogy display, Czech imports, and door prize drawings throughout the day. Students from the Czech and Slovak Republics will be available to acquaint the attendees with the present-day life in their respective homelands. The Bexar County Czech Heritage Society invites everyone to come out and enjoy the day. You dont have to be a Czech to participate. Contact Robert Trampota at (210) 649-2702 or e-mail me at rtrampota@... if you have questions or need additional information.
Robert Trampota, Jerry Koula
Chairmen, Czech Heritage Day 2004
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