Despite the bitter cold, Paczki Day was another success


By Charles Sercombe
There is only one thing we can say about this year’s Paczki Day.
Which is the second time we have said that about this winter.
Most of us thought, that with Paczki Day arriving in early March (instead of February as it usually does), Old Man Winter would be done with us.

Not so.
Instead, we got bitter cold temps, and with the windchill factored in, it ended up minus-something degrees.
But … paczki lovers persevered.
They stood for hours outside of the bakeries, as they usually do. They walked the streets, going from bar to bar.
They – or many of them – were either plain old drunk, or clearly suffering from paczki fever.
But hey, this is Hamtramck’s own National Holiday. It’s our version of Mardi Gras, and everyone was feeling fine.
See you next year, folks.

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