South Central Czech/Slovak Society
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The South Central Nebraska Czech/Slovak Society was organized in January, 1976, to preserve and to enjoy the literature, history, communication, and other means of Czech heritage. The first meetings of the society were held at the Hastings Public Library in Hastings, Nebraska. The group formally organized as a chapter of the Nebraska Czechs in March 1976.
One of the first activities of the society was to take part in the Hastings Chautauqua and Folk Festival held at the Chautauqua Park in Hastings, Nebraska in June 1976. Since taking part in this first festival, the society has held a public Czech festival each year in Hastings, Nebraska. We have the crowning of the Chapter Czech queen, Czech music and dancing, and the famous Czech kolache and other baked goods. Those interested in the Czech heritage are welcome to attend our meetings-we'd be delighted to see you!
Our society meets on the second Sunday of each month, at the Hastings Eagles Lodge, 107 N. Denver, Hastings, NE. The meetings start at 1:30 PM and all people of Czech descent, or those interested in the Czech heritage are welcome to attend our meetings.
If you are interested in attending our meetings, or would like to become a member of the society (annual membership is $5.00), please contact Deb Polacek 402-772-3451, or Alan Krupicka 402-243-2287
Crowning the 2011 South Central Czech-Slovak Queen, Olivia Johnson
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Stefanie Vocasek, 2010 Miss Czech-Slovak US
Laura Shestak, 2011 Prague Czech-Slovak Queen
Alex Cerveny, 2011 Miss Nebraska Czech-Slovak Runner up
Olivia Johnson, 2011 South Central Czech-Slovak Queen
Julia Ourecky 2011 Omaha Czech Cultural Club Princess
Erin Spicka, 2010 South Central Czech-Slovak Queen
Claire Frahm, 2010 Miss Nebraska Czech-Slovak Queen
The 2017-2018 South Central Czech/Slovak Society Czech Queen ZitaAnne Reno
The Nebraska Czechs of Wilber held their Czech Festival Kick Off at Wilber Sokol Hall on Sunday, April 11, 2021. In attendance were Kelsey and Monica Zoubek, the South Central Czech 2020-21 Princesses.