Czech Days, April 1st

IT STARTS AGAIN APRIL 1.  Count Down to Czech Days Calendars are for sale again.

Drawing for the calendars will start on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  There will be 52-$50 drawings; 11-$100 drawings; 1-$150 drawing; 1-$250 drawing and 1-$500 drawing for a total of $4,600 in prizes.  That’s 66 chances to win.

Yes, you have more than one chance to win, you can win as many times as there are drawings.  Your name is put back into the hopper again and again whenever you win.

The drawings take place Monday through Saturday at the CorTrust Bank in Tabor.  Monday through Friday drawings are $50 each day.  Saturday drawings are for $100.  The Thursday of Czech Days winner will be $150; Friday of Czech Days the winner will be $250 and Saturday of Czech Days the drawing will be $500.  There are no drawings on Sunday’s or Memorial Day.

Each calendar costs $20 and they make great gifts.  Make your check payable to the Tabor Chamber of Commerce and mail your check to me and I will send you one of the calendars along with a Czech Days brochure.
Make sure you check out our Czech Days web site
Dennis Povondra                 for all of the activities this year at:
PO Box 64                  or
Tabor, SD  57063      

We welcome you to come to our 69th Czech Days celebration June 16 and 17, 2017, come to visit you are always welcome.  The Legion Hall, Beseda Hall or Fire Department will only serve food on Friday and Saturday.  Food may be purchased from the carnival on Thursday.

Thanks for helping to support Czech Days, it is greatly appreciated.
Dennis L. Povondra
Dennis L. Povondra

Help support Czech Days by placing a Good Luck Group Line Listing Ad for $ 10 in our Detailed Program Guide which will be available to all visitors during Czech Days.  Make your checks payable to Tabor Chamber of Commerce and mail to me.

HISTORIC REENACTIMENT PERFORMANCE-Saturday Only, June 17 at 2 pm, the Czech Heritage Preservation Society will be sponsoring a performance in the buildings of the mini Bohemian village in Vancura Memorial Park.  Five pioneer residents of the Tabor area will be highlighted.  Charles F. Blachnik, Frank Fejfar, Jerry Jarolim, Lou Koupal, and Catherine Mudloff are the honored pioneers.  Admission is $5 per person.

RUNAWAY SAWS-Chain Saw Carvings.  Jeff Klatt will carve four sculptures on Friday and four sculptures on Saturday.  He will be working his magic north of the Information Center.  His carvings will be auctioned off at the end of each day at 6 pm at the carving site.

MERRIAM’S MIDWAY SHOWS from San Antonio, Texas is the CARNIVAL for the third year on Tabor’s main street. They will be operating Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturday.  The carnival will be selling wrist bands for use on Thursday along with advance sale tickets and regular sale tickets.

KOLACHE KRAWL 5k FUN RUN/WALK will take place Saturday morning at the ball park.  Open to women, men and kids of all ages.  Six Age Groups, Male and Female.  Prizes will be awarded and snacks will be served. Register early on line.  Forms may be downloaded from our Czech Days web site.

BENEFIT PICK-UP PULL AND TRACTOR PULL will take place on Sunday, June 18 at 12 noon on the south side of Tabor.  Ed and Mike Sedlacek are organizing the event with proceeds being used for improvements at the Leonard Cimpl Bluebird Baseball Park and the Takota Ball Park.  Call for further information at (605) 660-3497.

GIFT & INFORMATION CENTER – Main Street, OPEN Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Czech recipe books, Czech gifts and CD’s, clothing items, imported Czech items and other souvenirs are offered for sale.

BESEDA DANCERS – 238 Colorful costumed folk dancers performing both evenings.

CRAFT FAIR IN THE SCHOOL GYM – North of St. Wenceslaus Church.  OPEN Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MASTERS CORRAL EXOTICS – Jeff Rueb of Tyndall will have a herd of 6 to 8 exotic animals in Sokol Park after the kiddie parade.

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL – South of Sokol Park on Saturday June 17 at 1:30 PM.  C & D Pedal Pullers of Burke, SD with Chad Stevicks as operator.

KOLACE AND ROLL BAKING DEMONSTRATION – Friday, 3 p.m. in the Gift & Information Center Kitchen with Ann Beran demonstrating and Saturday, 1 p.m. in the Gift & Information Center Kitchen with Abby Kokesh demonstrating.

·         JOURNEY FOR FREEDOM – Peter Vodenka, 3 pm on Friday and 12:30 pm on Saturday in the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home will speak on the dream of a teenage boy longing for freedom in communist Czechoslovakia years ago – to living free in America and calling the American Flag HIS FLAG and the Star Spangled Banner HIS ANTHEM. This is the ultimate version of an American dream… The story combines all the basic components: hope, life threatening danger, children, struggles for freedom, a new beginning, hard work, and success.   Peter delivers a very patriotic, emotional, and uplifting account of the true American Dream.

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