Polish-American Heritage Month - County Executive Brian Hughes, Stanley Krysztofik, Dolores Krysztofik, Father Fred MechowskiFull size photo

From left to right : County Executive Brian Hughes, Stanley Krysztofik, Dolores Krysztofik, Father Fred Mechowski.

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TRENTON, N.J.-Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and members of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a celebration of Polish-American Heritage Month today in Room 211 of the County Administration Building. "Polish-Americans are as integral to the history of Mercer County as the land itself," the County Executive enthused.  "Their contributions to our County's culture date back to the early days of urban development in the Trenton area, when only a few buildings stood on this ground."

County Executive Hughes opened the ceremony with a brief rundown of the ways in which Polish-Americans enrich Mercer County's cultural fabric.  He and the Freeholders then presented proclamations to three outstanding members of Mercer County's Polish-American community. The ceremony concluded with authentic Polish refreshments.

Honored were:

  • Stanley Krysztofik, former educator for Trenton Public Schools

  • Dolores Krysztofik, former assistant to Governor Richard Hughes

  • Father Fred Mechowski, leader of Polish National Church