ST. JOSEPH CROATIAN DAY AND HOMECOMING PICNIC ON SUNDAY- August 28th, 2011.
The St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church will have its annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, August 28th, 2011, from 11:00 am to 7,00 pm inside the two air conditioned halls of St. Joseph Croatian Church, 2112 South 12th, Street, St. Louis, M0 63104.
Dance music ( free admission) will begin at 12,00 noon and will be provided by the St. Louis Croatian Junior Tamburitzans, St. Louis Country Music, Melodija and parishioners with their programs.
American and traditional Croatian food ( roasted lamb, goulash, chicken, cakes and pastries) will be served.
St. Joseph Croatian Church is the second oldest Croatian Church west of the Mississippi ( Kansas City, the oldest). The church was dedicated in 1904. Croatians first came to the St. Louis area in the 1860s, up from New Orleans on riverboats. Only a few of the many prominent contributions Croatians have made to St. Louis include stone masonry, construction and other artistic work done on the old and present St. Louis, court buildings, the old and new St. Louis Cathedrals, the St. Louis Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, the St. Louis Gateway Arch grounds, the Adams Mark Hotel, and the statue of the fireman holding the child near City hall. There are approximately 50,000
Croatians and Americans of Croatian descent living in the bi-state area.
Contact: Fr. Stjepan Pandzic,OFM.
Phone: 314 – 771 – 0958