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      Polish Festival highlights culture, honors veterans

      The annual Polish Festival can be described simply, say organizers. Fun.

      This year marks the 61st annual Polish Festival in Flint.

      Hundreds of people travel from across Michigan to participate in the dancing, music and to partake in a variety of Polish food.

      Organizers say holding events like this help to keep the culture alive in America.

      "Try to keep the Polish culture alive. Celebrate with music and food outdoors. This is a way to celebrate families, generations," said gate chairman, Bernie Satkowiak.

      The funds raised from the festival go to funding activities at the veterans hospital in Saginaw.

      Veterans were also reconognized at a special ceremony during the festival.