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Czech Harvest Festival “Dozinky” in Bannister celebrates ethnicity
By Emma Palova
Bannister, Michigan- For years I’ve been going to the Czech Harvest Festival to honor my Czech heritage. I consider it a miracle that I even found out about it through a press release to the Ionia Sentinel-Standard from an insurance agent.
Considering that it takes place in the middle of nowhere in Central Michigan in the August heat, I think about what made me go that first time.
First of all, it must have been curiosity if anyone will speak Czech there at all. I am by nature a lover of new things, whatever they may be.
I was in for a surprise. A gentleman sang folk songs in Czech even though he didn’t speak a word of Czech to the lonely tunes of an…
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