Save the Date: Paprika Ball Silver Anniversary

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The Paprika Ball Silver Anniversary will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. The Paprika Ball is an annual benefit sponsored by the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel. The 25th Anniversary Paprika Ball will be held in the historic Silver Grille, owned and operated by The Ritz Carlton, and is located on the 10th floor of the Higbee Building at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland. The event includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to the music of Harmonia. The event will start at 6 p.m. and end at 12 a.m.

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel (CHDP) is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who recognize the need to promote and support educational and cultural ties between Americans and Hungarians.  The mission of the CHDP is to provide assistance and the exchange of ideas for Hungarian projects in the areas of commerce, education, health and human services.  Funds for the work of the CHDP are based primarily on the annual Paprika Ball and private donations.

Ticket Prices:   $200 ($100 tax-deductible), $350 ($250 tax deductible) and $500 ($400 tax deductible).  Also tables of eight starting at $2,500 ($1,700 tax deductible).

Guests must be registered by February 27th. Please call (216) 571-4686 or visit www.clevelandhdp.org for more information!

Is your ethnic organization having a fundraiser that you would like SCOLA to promote? E-mail LSmith@scola.org today!

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Save the Date!

The Paprika Ball, The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel’s annual fundraiser, will be held on March 1st, 2014 in Cleveland, OH.

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel (CHDP) is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who recognize the need to promote and support educational and cultural ties between Americans and Hungarians.  The mission of the CHDP is to provide assistance and the exchange of ideas for Hungarian projects in the areas of commerce, education, health and human services.  Funds for the work of the CHDP are based primarily on the annual Paprika Ball and private donations.

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel’s President, Elizabeth Papp Taylor, writes that from 1990 until July 2013 “the Panel has given over $1,000,000 in assistance and helped promote the exchange of ideas for Hungarian projects in the areas of commerce, education, and health and human services.” Taylor also noted the 2013 Paprika event honoring the Cleveland Orchestra was the third most successful in 23 years. The event raised a net profit of $62,517.57. This year, they need your help to make Paprika even more successful!

Come enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and Hungarian music at Paprika 2014:

Date:  Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Theme:  Brilliance of Hungarian Minds

Dress: Black Tie

Ticket Prices:  $200 ($100 tax-deductible) to $500 ($400 tax deductible).  Tables of eight starting at $2.500 ($1,700 tax deductible)

Location:  Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1515 W. 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

For more information call  (440) 256-2264 or visit  www.clevelandhdp.org.

SCOLA Spotlights

At SCOLA, we like to bring our users resources that are interesting and fun, which is why we are excited to introduce SCOLA Spotlights (Coming Soon!) SCOLA Spotlights will be a new feature on the bottom of our home page that highlights different services or companies we think are beneficial to SCOLA subscribers. Each spotlight will have information about the service, an explanation of how it can benefit SCOLA users and a direct link to rianCulturalGardenofCleveland75thAnniversaryLogo12-11-12the website.

Currently, we have two services that will be added to SCOLA Spotlights. The first spotlight will be on the Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden. The Cleveland Cultural gardens were established in 1925 as a place where the diverse ethnic communities of Cleveland could present “cultural tributes to their poets, educators, philosophers, scientists and musicians as well as religious and political leaders”.  The intent was to promote good will and fellowship among men and women, to weld harmony among Clevelanders of diverse origins and to foster good citizenship. To learn more about the Hungarian Cultural Garden click here.

The second service that will be featured is logoKnok, a home exchange program for world travelers. The company offers an impressive list of homes around the world, an affordable subscription fee and house swap insurance. Knok gives users the ability to experience the countries they learn so much about with SCOLA.

If you own a company or know of one that you would like to see featured in SCOLA Spotlights please leave your requests in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden

The Cleveland Cultural gardens were established in 1925 as a place where the diverse ethnic communities of Cleveland can present “cultural tributes to their poets, educators, philosophers, scientists and musicians as well as religious and political leaders”.  The intent was to promote good will and fellowship among men and women, to weld harmony among Clevelanders of diverse origins and to foster good citizenship.

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The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden

To show pride in their Hungarian roots, culture and heritage, the Cleveland Hungarian community developed a beautiful upper and lower level garden honoring the more than 100 years that a distinct and vibrant Hungarian community has existed in Cleveland.  The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden celebrates that at one time Cleveland had the second largest Hungarian population outside of Hungary.  Today there are more than 113,000 individuals of Hungarian birth or descent in the Cleveland area.

The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden (CHCG) is a legacy gift from every Hungarian in the Cleveland area to future generations, who will celebrate the pride of being Hungarian and the Hungarian culture.  The CHCG is one of the largest gardens (more than 4 acres) and is alive and bustling with activity.  Every week the CHCG hosts weddings, anniversary celebrations, concerts, recitals, family get-togethers and church events.  While the CHCG is beautiful, it is not just a place to look at, it is a place of celebration of the Hungarian heritage.

The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization.  In addition to donations, the CHCG has several events to raise funds for maintaining and improving the upper and lower gardens.  These events include the annual Wine Tasting, Gulyas Cook-Off and Golf Outing.

On Saturday, July 20th, 2013, the CHCG will celebrate it’s 75th anniversary. The event will be free and open to the public. Guests will be welcomed to the party by the Regos Dancers from the Hungarian Scout Organization and music from a  traditional Hungarian Bohak cimbalom played by Endre Cseh. The event will include light refreshments and entertainment.

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New Legacy Wall

The highlight of the event will be the dedication of the new Legacy Wall and restoration of the Lower Garden. The Legacy Wall is a 25 foot curved stone wall with a granite top. The granite top will be inscribed with depictions of Hungarian history and culture, and renowned Hungarian scientists, musicians, composers, artists, and poets.  Bar codes on the Wall will enable smart phone users to access inscribed material on the web. The Legacy Wall dedication & ribbon cutting ceremony will begin with opening remarks from Carolyn Balogh, President of Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden and the singing of the Hungarian National Anthem, Star Spangled Banner and America the BeautIful by the Kis Magyar Korus of the West Side Hungarian Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ted Horvath.

Guests will also enjoy music from Vera Holczer and her musicians, poetry readings by Istvan Hargitai, and traditional Hungarian dancing by the St. Elizabeth Dance Group. The original St. Elizabeth Dance Group performed at the opening of the Garden in 1938.

rianCulturalGardenofCleveland75thAnniversaryLogo12-11-12The following is a brief History of the Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden:

1925 – The Cleveland Cultural Gardens were created.

March 30, 1934 – Authorization was granted to create a Hungarian Cultural Garden

March 30, 1934 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden was established

September 24, 1934 – The Cultural Garden Committee of the United Hungarian Societies of Cleveland was formed

October 21, 1934 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden was dedicated on the 123rd anniversary of the birth of composer Ferenc Liszt; a plaque of the composer was installed in the Garden

July 10, 1938 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden was formally dedicated with a parade of more than 22,000 led by a parade of 5,000 Hungarians

Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden - Upper level

Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden: Upper level

September 7,1941 – A flagpole and American flag were added to the Garden

July 23, 1950 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary; a bronze statue of the philosophical dramatist and author, Imre Madach, was added to the Garden

May 23, 1954 – A statue of the poet, Endre Ady, was added to the Garden

August 24, 2008 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden celebrates it’s 70th Anniversary

July 20, 2013 – The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden celebrates it’s 75th Anniversary; a new 25′ semi-circle Legacy wall is being added to the Lower Garden

For more information on the Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden or their 75th Anniversary, visit their website at www.hungarianculturalgarden.org.