Polish Women’s Alliance holds Bal Polonaise


The Polish Women’s Alliance of America and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties held its 42nd Bal Polonaise on April 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center in Pittston. Following a cocktail hour, six young ladies were presented as debutantes, and danced the traditional Polonaise accompanied by their escorts. The choreographer was Bernardine Borinski Vojtko, a former debutante, and teacher at Wyoming Seminary. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Dr. Christina Lopez who is a member of the Polish Women’s Alliance and also a former debutante. Co-chairmen of the Bal Polonaise were Christine Lacomis and Ann Marie Durako. After the dancing of the Polonaise, each of the debutantes and escorts was presented a gift by Antoinette Trela, former secretary/treasurer of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America, headquartered in Chicago. A blessing was given by the Rev. John R. Siberski, S.J., M.D. from Boston, Mass. Dinner and dancing followed with music by Polka Magic. Pictured are the debutantes, escorts and pages: Nicholas Prociak, Camryn Lee Cassetori, Oliver Lew, Abigail Marie Zaleppa, Ziming Jim Liu, Kaitlyn Amelia Lokuta, pages Christian Wojciechowski and Julia Vitali, Sarah Ann Zaleppa, Matthew Prociak, Breanna Michelle Gorski, Ryan Bella, Jocelyn Veronica Kosik, and Hunter Lacomis.