From the Desk of Matthew Dowling
P.O. Box 1702
Uniontown, PA 15401
For Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Dowling
Pierogi Party Planned in Uniontown
The goal is over 1,000 pierogis in under 6 hours and to feed our community’s seniors.
UNIONTOWN, PA – Retired state representative Matthew Dowling and his wife Rebecca announced plans for a fun-filled pierogi making party on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Uniontown Senior Center (137 North Beeson Ave., Uniontown). The pierogis that are made at the event will be used to feed over 200 local senior citizens at the Fayette County Community Action senior centers in Fairchance, Bullskin, the Mountain area, and Uniontown.
“During the vaccination stage of the pandemic, we made twenty-three dozen pierogis to serve to those working the vaccination clinic that was taking place at the Uniontown Mall,” Matthew Dowling explained. “We did that with the help of my parents and one other couple, and it only took a couple hours.”
This time the Dowlings are hoping to garner even more help from the community. Volunteer participants are being recruited to help with the process and will have the unique opportunity to purchase pierogis by the dozen to take home and either cook or freeze. Volunteers are welcome to place their orders at $8.00 per dozen online at http://polish.matthewddowling.com. All orders must be placed before the event as no pierogis will be sold that day. There will also be no public sales.
“I am extremely excited for the pierogi party. My family has always been proud of our Polish and Slovakian heritage, even though we are more ‘Heinz 57.’ Growing up we were members of Saint Joseph R.C. Church, which at the time was the ‘Polish parish’ in town,” said Dowling. “I have fond memories of going to eat at Saint John the Baptist Byzantine with my dad for lunch on Fridays during Lent.”
The Dowlings will provide all the ingredients, their recipe, and instruction. No previous skills or training is required. Volunteers are asked to bring a rolling pin. Bottled water will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring soda in a small cooler to consume during the event.
The goal of the pierogi party is not to make money, although proceeds from the sale will be used to help defray the cost of ingredients. In addition to the fellowship and camaraderie, those attending will enjoy Polkas playing in the background, and can sample the cooked pierogi.
In total, Dowling says the goal is to produce over 1,000 pierogis in about 6 hours and to have at least 30 volunteers participate.
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