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May 2015

Early Bird Drawing May 31 – Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle

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The Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle “Early Bird Drawing” will take place May 31, 2015 with the winner taking home $1,000. This first “Early Bird Drawing” will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the South Wing of St. Sava Church.

This “Early Bird Drawing” is one of 18 total prizes in the annual raffle where a grand prize winner, chosen the last day of the Serb Fest,  takes home $25,000.

Early Bird Winners are still eligible for the final drawing which will take place the last day of the Serb Fest, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

There are only 1,000 tickets sold for the entire raffle. Tickets are a $100 donation and the winner need not be present.

A second Early Bird Winner will be selected July 12, 2015 where another lucky “Early Bird” will take home $1,000 as well.

To secure your ticket, contact Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307, David Gerbick at 219-588-3604, or the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 at St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

33rd Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing July 12th
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing May 31st

Volunteers needed for SNF Tournament at St. Sava beginning June 2 through 7

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Over 1500 people are expected to attend between Thursday and Sunday and we want to be gracious hosts for all the guests because this event will help to generate much needed revenue for our church.

We need your time and talents, asking for your help as a volunteer in the following areas: Kitchen, Bar, and General Support.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME BY PHONING THE CHURCH OFFICE at 219-736-9191 and indicating the time and area you will be able to volunteer based upon the listing below.[/fusion_text][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Current Volunteer Commitment Levels[/title][two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Help us move the volunteer commitment levels from red to green. Call the Church Office at 219-736-9191 to volunteer today!

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KITCHEN Volunteers

Tuesday, June 2

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to begin food preparation, organizing, and cooking.

Wednesday June 3

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to continue food preparation and cooking.

Thursday June 4

  • 9:00AM
    • 4 – 5 Volunteers needed to continue food preparation and cooking.
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers to grill cevaps, pljeskavica, hamburgers.
    • 2 Volunteers to work the fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to work the hot line
    • 2 Volunteers to work the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 2 Dishwashers

Friday June 5

  • 10:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation and cooking
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working the hot line
    • 2 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 2 Dishwashers
    • 2 – 3 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food

Saturday June 6

  • 10:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation and cooking
  • 4:00PM
    • 3 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working on the hot line
    • 3 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 3 Dishwashers
    • 3 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food.

Sunday June 7

  • 8:00AM
    • 10 Volunteers to begin food preparation
  • 10:00AM
    • 2 Volunteers on fryers
    • 3 Volunteers to grill
    • 4 Volunteers working on the hot line
    • 3 Volunteers working the cold side – salads
    • 2 Volunteers to bag bread
    • 3 Dishwashers
    • 4 Volunteers to clean up and wrap food.

BAR Volunteers

Thursday June 6

  • Noon – 6:00PM
    • Set up Volunteers
  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Bartenders Keg Runners
  • 9:00PM – Midnight
    • Bartenders Keg Runners

Friday June 7

  • Noon – 3:00PM
    • Bartenders
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
    • Bartenders

Saturday June 8

  • Noon – 3:00PM
    • Bartenders
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
    • Bartenders

Sunday June 9

  • 11:00AM – 4:00PM
    • Bartenders

GENERAL Volunteers

  • We will also need help in setting up during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
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SNF 2015 T-shirts and Hats Available

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[fusion_text]Celebrate and show your spirit for the 76th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament with special edition t-shirts and hats.

T-shirts and hats will be available Friday and Saturday evening and all day Sunday. Anyone wishing to purchase in advance should contact the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

The t-shirts and hats will be available as you enter the main entrance to the Pavilion next to the Admission Fee and Food & Drink Ticket Sales tables.

The t-shirts and hats are available only in black. Sizes vary from youth to XXXL with limited availability in each size.

T-shirts and hats will be available for sale as long as supplies last.

Prices:

  • T-shirts: $15
  • Hats: $10
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Download Summer Camp Registration Form Now

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Download the registration form for the St. Sava Summer Camp taking place June 15-19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Print the form and return it to the St. Sava Church Office or e-mail the form to srbadijafolklore@yahoo.com.

More than 20 children have already been registered and more are welcome.

The camp is offered free for children of all ages who are potty-trained. All activities will take place at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The camp week will conclude with a family picnic.

Activities will include:

  • Serbian religion, history, and culture
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kolo dancing lessons
  • Bounce house fun

To register or for more information, send e-mail to srbadijafolklore@yahoo.com.

SNF Basketball Tournament Brackets Available

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The 76th annual SNF Serbian Basketball Tournament brackets are now available online at www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015. Look for the “Brackets” heading towards the bottom of the page and select the division of your choice to see the line-ups.

This year’s tournament will include over 80 teams from various lodges and Colonies throughout the Midwest and surrounding states.

The tournament will include multiple divisions and other activities taking place June 4-7 in Merrillville, Indiana, hosted by St. Sava Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church and King Peter II Lodge # 16.

The Tournament will begin with the opening night reception at the St. Sava Pavilion Thursday, June 4 and conclude with a picnic on Sunday, June 7. Basketball games will take place June 5 and 6 at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN and at the Lincoln Community Center in Highland, IN.

Musical entertainment, a variety of food choices, and merriment will be featured at the Pavilion during all four days of the event.

Complete information about the tournament is available at online at www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015.

Sunday May 24 Brunch to recognize basketball champions

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Please join Karageorge Choir for the Sunday, May 24 Brunch following the Divine Liturgy to recognize the St. Sava Intermedia Boys Basketball Team, the Champions of the 48th Annual Pan Orthodox Basketball Tournament which took place recently in Detroit, MI.

All proceeds for the brunch will benefit the SNF Basketball. Please join us at this special brunch to support our youth.

Soccer camp June 18 and 19 now taking registrations

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The third annual St. Sava Soccer Camp taking place June 18 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is now open for registration.

The camp is open to children in grades 1-12 and will take place at the soccer field located behind the church at St. Sava, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The fee for the two-day camp is $25 and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Please register by June 8 by calling 219-736-9191.

All participants should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of camp.

All campers should wear cleats, soccer socks, and shin guards. Please bring a ball and a bottle of water as well.

Meet the Director

Danny Predrag Jeftich, Camp Director

  • National USSF “A” and Youth Coaching licenses
  • Indiana Soccer coaching instructor
  • Olympic Development State and Regional staff
  • Valparaiso High School Varsity Boys Head Coach
  • Indiana High School Coaches Hall of Fame Induction 2012
  • Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame Induction 2013

Meet the Coaches

Jovan Jeftich, Camp Coach

  • Head Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Valparaiso, IN
  • Youth Soccer Trainer, Valpo Soccer Club
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Assistant Coach (2009-2014)
  • Head Youth Soccer Coach NWI United FC (2008-2010)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Saint Joseph’s College (2008-2009)
  • USS National D License

Mica Serdar, Camp Coach

  • Owner and Coach of F.C. Hurricanes Soccer Club
  • Coached Ohio Inter Premier Soccer
  • Lakewood High School Boys Varsity Coach, Lakewood, OH
  • Columbia Station High School Boys Varsity Coach
  • North Royalton High School Girls Varsity Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach for Internationals Soccer Club
  • Vice President of LESL (Semi Pro League) for four years
  • President of LESL for six years
  • National C Coaches License

Summer Camp June 15-19, registration open

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The St. Sava Summer Camp will take place June 15-19 and registration is now open.

The camp is offered free for children of all ages who are potty-trained. All activities will take place at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The camp week will conclude with a family picnic.

Activities will include:

  • Serbian religion, history, and culture
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kolo dancing lessons
  • Bounce house fun

To register or for more information, send e-mail to Karen Knezic at karknez@yahoo.com or call 219-406-7910.

Intercultural Dance Fest Draws Over 400 People

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chi-ugc-ugc-relatedphoto-intercultural-dance-fest-draws-over-400-peopl-2015-05-04The Srbadija Serbian Folk Dance Troupe of St. Sava hosted their first Intercultural Dance Festival Saturday, May 2, 2015. The event took place at their new social center in Merrillville and drew over 400 people.

With groups representing the different regions of Serbia, they were joined by dance troupes that also represented Mexico, Greece, Ireland, and India. Several of the Serbian troupes traveled from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Canada. Children and young people ranging in age from 4-20 something represented the dancers and provided an opportunity for them to get acquainted with the art of dancing and music from other cultures.

The Srbadija Dance Troupe served spit roasted lamb, pig, and cevapcici–traditional Serbian foods and featured a bake sale that also included delicacies from Serbia.

The program was followed by music and dancing.
“We are delighted to have hosted such an event and our dance troupe president Karen Knezic, the parents and children worked hard to make this event happen,” said Reverend Marko Matic from St. Sava. “Bringing together the various cultures to share their heritage and art of dance with our community and our young kids was the intent–everyone loved it,” added Knezic.