Ribbon cutting kicks off Casimir Pulaski Days

Pulaski Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Fischer cuts the ribbon For Casimir Street while subdivision developer Allen Morin of ALM Enterprises LLC wields the large shears. At left, Roger Brzeczowski holds the street sign and at far right, Pulaski Village President Reed Woodward looks on. - Photo by Rick Cohler

Pulaski Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Fischer cuts the ribbon For Casimir Street while subdivision developer Allen Morin of ALM Enterprises LLC wields the large shears. At left, Roger Brzeczowski holds the street sign and at far right, Pulaski Village President Reed Woodward looks on. – Photo by Rick Cohler

The Village of Pulaski kicked off a week-long celebration of its namesake, Casimir Pulaski Monday morning, March 7 with a ribbon cutting for Casimir Street on the village’s south side.
Woodward said Casimir Pulaski was born on March 6, 1745. The Polish patriot is credited with saving George Washington’s life among other exploits as he served the new nation during the Revolutionary War.
Pulaski was largely settled by Polish immigrants in the 19th century.
“Pulaski has a strong Polish heritage and we’re quite proud of it,” Woodward said. “We’re making it a week-long celebration. I think he would be pretty proud of this little community.”
The annual celebration has been expanded this year and Pulaski Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Fischer hopes to let the rest of Northeastern Wisconsin know more about the community.
“We want to bring recognition that we are named after such a great hero,” Fischer said. “In Chicago they don’t even have school on Casimir Pulaski day so by honoring the traditions of the Polish people here, it’s a great way for people to get know more about it.”
Events include Polish sausage, a scavenger hunt, and of course, polka dances.
For a complete event details visit www.casimirpulaskiday.org.