Patricia (Trish) Karabowicz
Miss Dyngus Day 2017
is having so much FUN being Miss Dyngus Day Cleveland 2017 (MDDC 2017) and would like to thank DJ Kishka & family, all the friends who helped me get ready for this special day, the 30,000+ Dyngus Day party visitors, pageant contestants, restaurant and bar personnel, musicians, volunteers, Police/Fire/Emergency service folks, and all those who look forward to celebrating Dyngus Day! What a wonderful FUN, safe time in Cleveland! Plus, a big shout out to my family-living in the Chicago area. Since coming to Ohio – about 20 years ago, I’ve lived in Cleveland, Streetsboro, and now reside in Bedford – and presently running for Ward 3 City Council in historical Bedford. You can also find me during my MDDC 2017 term attending numerous festivals and events helping to promote my Polish culture, other international groups, the City of Cleveland, Parma, Slavic Village, and Bedford. Being 100% Polish and proud of it – especially with a name like KARABOWICZ – I love to tell everyone that I am Polish, Catholic, blonde and blue eyed – what a combination—Woohoo!…This Polish girl enjoys making Pierogi and other Polish foods taught by my Mom and family. Wigilia and Easter blessing of the basket are traditional Polish holidays that represent my culture and are extremely important traditions that are continued to preserve my heritage. And what happens when a Polka is played? You’ll find me dancing in my seat, singing along, or getting out to Polka! Polka music has always made me happy and reminds me of my Dad. I look forward to listening to Polka music on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoons on the Cleveland radio and those that know me – I really like to “crank up” my Polka stations! Woohoo! It is so much FUN being MDDC 2017! It truly is an honor to receive this title; I was totally surprised, touched, and humbled by all those who yelled, screamed, whistled, sprayed me with water, provided congratulatory and complimentary remarks, snapped photographs together, posted videos on YouTube and provided me the opportunity to be your Miss Dyngus Day Cleveland 2017. I’m looking forward to having FUN for the remainder of my term and seeing everyone on the next Dyngus Day – April 02, 2018 – Woohoo! Dziekuje!