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Will be held at the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall 201 E. Main Street Uniontown, PA  on Sunday, March 26, 2023,  from Noon � 4PM.

This year, the Eggstravaganza is being sponsored by St. John Parish GCU Lodge , local egg artists, and the St. John�s Ethnic Craft Club.
Various egg artists will be demonstrating, displaying, and selling their particular art which will include Eastern European pysanky, Polish drop-and-pull wax reliClick to viewef eggs, Hungarian-style eggs, onion-skin-dyed etched or scratch type goose eggs, vinegar-etched emu eggs, tie dyed eggs, wood burned eggs, and other collectable Tiffany-style eggs.
In addition to the egg artists, there will be an Egg Bazaar featuring vendors selling  egg dyes, beeswax, tools, books, videos, and pysanky kits for sale.  Traditional items used in ethnic Easter baskets will also be available, such as embroidered covers, candles, lamb butter molds, egg wraps, parish cookbooks, and much more.  There will also be Easter crafts for sale made by the St. John�s Ethnic Craft Club.  Traditional Easter basket covers will also be on display. There will also be information  for  Easter basket blessing foods such as hrutka/sirets (Easter Cheese), horseradish/beets, braided long rolls, and Paska Bread design making.
An extensive parish bake sale will include long rolls (nut, apricot, poppyseed, cottage cheese), paska bread, decorated medovniki, small nut rolls, cookies, homemade candy, and many more delicious goodies.
Visitors can try a hands-on workshop to learn how to decorate eggs.  There will be a Children�s Corner featuring egg-related crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, and a jigsaw puzzle area. There will be many  Raffles and a Basket Raffle. Church tours will take place.
A Lenten Luncheon Menu, including St. John�s �famous� pirohi, halushki, pagach pockets, pirohi pizza, and soups and more will be available for purchase.  There is no admission fee.  Handicapped accessible.
For further information, please contact the church office 724-438-1382 (Leave message). Check parish website for any updates:http://www.stjohnbaptist-byzcath-uniontown.org/

Shorter version:

16th Egg EGGstravaganza, Sunday, March 26, 2023,  from 12-4PM, will be held at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown. Egg artists display, demonstrate, and sell decorated eggs, Easter items  ( embroidered basket covers, lamb butter molds, decorated candles) and crafts for purchase, children�s Easter theme activities, explanation of traditional Easter foods for basket blessing, Lenten lunch menu, baked goods (including long rolls and more) workshop on making pysanky, raffles and basket raffles, and church tours. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. For info: call 724-438-1382 (Leave message.) Check parish website for any updates: http://www.stjohnbaptist-byzcath-uniontown.org/


The Carpathian Cookery cookbook, has entered its 21st printing, having sold over 20,000 copies, is  available for sale. This cookbook was requested by the Library of Congress to be in their ethnic cooking collection. The 330-page cookbook has a new look and features a protective plastic cover. The book includes sections on Christmas and Easter customs and recipes, traditional Rusyn and Slavic foods, other ethnic dishes, and many other tried-and-true recipes of St. John�s parishioners. There is a variety of paska bread and kolachi (filled roll) recipes, as well as meatless dishes and Lenten recipes, suitable for the Great Fast, as well as the Pre-Christmas Fast. The cost of the cookbook is $14.00 plus $4.00 postage and handling ($19.00). If ordering from Canada, please send a $36.00 ($14.00 plus $22.00 postage)  U.S. Postal money order payable in U.S. dollars to reflect the difference in the exchange rate and postage cost. To order please send a check or money order to: Ethnic Craft Club, St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401, or call (724) 438-1382 (M-F 9AM-3PM�Leave message) for more information.

You may contact us at: carpathiancookery@gmail.com