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Historical Society Exhibit: Serbs in Arts and Entertainment

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Visit the exhibit during Serb Fest 2017 to learn about the Serbian connection with this famous Hollywood classic.

“Serbs in Arts and Entertainment” is the theme of this year’s special exhibit by the St. Sava Serbian Historical Society that will be featured throughout Serb Fest 2017 (www.serbfest.org).

The exhibit features the talents and accomplishments of modern day and historic Serbs in the arts.

For centuries Serbian artists, poets, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, composers, and actors have made their contributions to society by sharing their talents.

Some of these special individuals have unique connections here with St. Sava Church that has been serving the Northwest Indiana community for more than 100 years.

Visit the exhibit located in the North Wing of the main Church building throughout the festival. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Raffle tickets available for $50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners for Serb Fest 2017

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are a total of 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

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

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting www.serbfest.org and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

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 awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.

Serb Fest 2017 Golf Outing at St. Sava Merrillville Friday, Aug. 4; Registration Deadline Tuesday, Aug. 1

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Register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, August 4 at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart, Indiana.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage), salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

  • 2 Longest Drive Holes
  • 2 Closest to the Pin Holes

Cost: Per Person $115 / Foursome $440

Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1 – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 for more information.

Long known, and still referred to by some as the Gary Works Supervisor’s Club, River Pointe Country Club maintains 27 holes, spanning three “mix and match” 9s, offering country-club conditions, and beautiful natural surroundings Golfers will enjoy with the course’s fun yet challenging layout.

Become a Golf Outing Sponsor

We are asking you, your business, or your organization to sponsor one or more holes at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing.

The Outing kicks-off the first day of the three day St. Sava Serb Fest which runs Friday thru Sunday – August 4, 5, & 6.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole.

Your sponsorship name will be placed on a banner and prominently displayed at the Serb Fest which is attended by thousands over the three days of the event.

St. Sava’s annual Serb Fest is recognized as one of the most popular summer events in Northwest Indiana, featuring spit roasted lamb, roasted pig, sarma (stuffed cabbage), cevaps, salads, home baked desserts, music, drinks, dance, and three days of fun!

Thank you for your sponsorship and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest celebration!

$50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners at Serb Fest 2017; Tickets still available

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

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

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting www.serbfest.org and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

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 awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.

Serb Fest 2017 volunteers are needed; Sign-up now online, choose your times

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St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana will be hosting thousands of guests during Serb Fest 2017 taking place August 4, 5, & 6 which means volunteer help will be critical for making this annual tradition a success.

Members, families, and friends of St. Sava Church will find it easier to lend support and choose specific times to offer volunteer service at Serb Fest 2017 with access to the new online volunteer sign-up process now available at http://www.saintsava.net/volunteer on the St. Sava website.

To sign-up for volunteering, the process is simple:

  1. Click http://www.saintsava.net/volunteer
  2. Select a volunteer opportunity from the listing by clicking the title
  3. Identify a specific date and time from the options available and click the “Sign-up” link
  4. Fill in your name, phone number, and e-mail address
  5. Click the “Sign-me up!” button

You are able to sign-up for as many volunteer time slots as you wish. Ideally most volunteers will repeat the above process and sign-up for multiple volunteer options, for as much as time permits.

Volunteers will receive reminder e-mails the week before and a couple of days before they have to volunteer. Phone numbers and e-mails will only be available to the team leaders of the various volunteer opportunities so they may notify volunteers of any updates or changes to schedules.

For questions about the online sign-up process, please e-mail christopher.kosovich@saintsava.net. For general questions about Serb Fest 2017 please send e-mail to ray.radjenovich@saintsava.net or vlade.stevanovic@saintsava.net.

Download St. Sava Serb Fest 2017 Golf Outing Registration; Sponsorship Forms

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Register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, August 4 at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart, Indiana.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage), salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

  • 2 Longest Drive Holes
  • 2 Closest to the Pin Holes

Cost: Per Person $115 / Foursome $440

Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1 – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 for more information.

Long known, and still referred to by some as the Gary Works Supervisor’s Club, River Pointe Country Club maintains 27 holes, spanning three “mix and match” 9s, offering country-club conditions, and beautiful natural surroundings Golfers will enjoy with the course’s fun yet challenging layout.

Become a Golf Outing Sponsor

We are asking you, your business, or your organization to sponsor one or more holes at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing.

The Outing kicks-off the first day of the three day St. Sava Serb Fest which runs Friday thru Sunday – August 4, 5, & 6.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole.

Your sponsorship name will be placed on a banner and prominently displayed at the Serb Fest which is attended by thousands over the three days of the event.

St. Sava’s annual Serb Fest is recognized as one of the most popular summer events in Northwest Indiana, featuring spit roasted lamb, roasted pig, sarma (stuffed cabbage), cevaps, salads, home baked desserts, music, drinks, dance, and three days of fun!

Thank you for your sponsorship and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest celebration!

Planning committee for Serb Fest 2017 meets – Sunday, Apr. 23

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The planning committee for Serb Fest 2017 will meet Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pavilion in preparation for the annual festival taking place August 4, 5, and 6 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the planning of this important and special annual festival.

The goal of this meeting will be to review a new proposed Serb Fest layout, discuss and assign area leads, discuss items regarding publicity, music, and raffle.

In these early planning stages, questions about the festival, volunteers, donations, and any other feedback may be directed to the Serb Fest 2017 Planning Committee Chairmen Ray Radjenovich (ray.radjenovich@saintsava.net) and Vlade Stevanovic (vlade.stevanovic@saintsava.net).

For more than three decades the Serb Fest at St. Sava has been among the most celebrated cultural festivals in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. Music, dancing, barbecue lamb and pork, cevaps, a variety of other Serbian classic dishes, and the Famous Serbian Bake will all return this summer, along with more special announcements evolving in the coming weeks.

Tours of the Church interior will be available along with a special exhibit by the Historical Society at St. Sava Church in the museum located in the North Wing of the Church complex. The main activities of the festival will take place in the newly completed Pavilion, one of the most modern event venue facilities in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland, available for rental to the general public throughout the year for weddings, business meetings, conferences, and conventions.

While the emphasis of Serb Fest is the celebration of culture, it is also important to note that Serb Fest serves as a primary fundraiser to support the aims and programs of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church throughout the entire year (learn more about the aims of the church).

It takes support of the entire congregation and the wider Northwest Indiana community to make Serb Fest the success it has been for generations. As the committee seeks to build the best festival experience to date, the entire planning committee expresses appreciation to the volunteers and visitors who have enjoyed the festival over the years and continue to provide support.

The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church-School Congregation looks forward to welcoming you to Serb Fest 2017 – August 4, 5, & 6.

View memories from last year as we prepare to announce the newest details for Serb Fest 2017 at the www.serbfest.org website.

Easter lamb and pig by-the-pound pre-order deadline from St. Sava – Wednesday, Apr. 12

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You can pre-order lamb and pig cooked on the spit, by the pound, for Orthodox Easter prepared by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana now through the pre-order deadline Wednesday, April 12 for pick-up Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lamb will be $15 per pound and Pig will be $14 per pound. Orders may be picked up Sunday, April 16, 2017 between Noon and 1:00 p.m. at St. Sava Church at the outdoor kitchen area at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

There is a 2 pound minimum for all orders and prices are subject to change based upon market pricing. Checks can be made payable to “St. Sava Lamb Fund.’

Download the order form and and send it by fax to 219-736-7836 or call 219-406-7910. You may also e-mail the order form to karen.knezic@saintsava.net.

At St. Sava this week: Fish Fry Apr.7 – Bake Sale Apr. 8 – Lamb/Pig pre-order deadline Apr. 12

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Final Fish Fry – Friday, April 7

The legendary Fish Frys continue and we invite you to join us for our “Friday Fish Frys” at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. This will be the final Fish Fry before Easter. Everyone is welcome to join us for a delicious meal! Carry-out is also available!

The final Friday Fish Fry before Easter will take place April 7 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at St. Sava Church 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

Choose from Cod, Perch, Shrimp, or the Serbian specialty known as Bakalar – Combo plates also available. All dinners include fish of choice, soup, french fries, coleslaw, and bread. Lenten salad bar and desserts also available. Beverages also available for purchase.

Dinner Options

$12.00 Menu:

  • BEER BATTERED COD: Dinner includes Bean soup, 3 pieces of Cod, fries, coleslaw
  • OCEAN PERCH: Dinner includes Bean soup, 3 pieces of Perch, fries, coleslaw

$13.00 Menu:

  • FANTAIL BUTTERFLY SHRIMP: Dinner includes 8 pieces Shrimp, bean soup, fries, coleslaw
  • BAKALAR: (Serbian Specialty): Canadian white salt Cod blended with potatoes, olive oil, garlic, and onions and then baked. Dinner includes portion of Bakalar, bean soup, coleslaw.

COMBO PLATTERS: All platters include bean soup, fries, and coleslaw

  • $12.00 – 1 Piece of Cod, 2 Perch
  • $12.00 – 1 Piece of Perch, 2 Pieces of Cod
  • $13.00 – 2 Pieces of Perch or Cod OR 1 piece Perch, 1 piece Cod with 4 shrimp
  • $14.00 – 1 Piece of Perch, 1 Piece Cod, and Bakalar
  • $15.00 – 1 piece of Perch or Cod, 4 shrimp, Bakalar

Sides/Extras:

  • Extra piece of Fish or shrimp $2.00 per piece
  • Bowl of Soup $2.00
  • Fries: $2.00
  • Coleslaw $2.00

Desserts sold separately.

Bake Sale – Saturday, April 8

Plan on arriving early to get the best selection of strudels and nutrolls for Easter through the Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale which takes place Saturday, April 8 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana.

The Bake Sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the North end of the Pavilion Building located behind St. Sava Church. Various baked items will be available for sale.

Strudels come in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Sweet Cheese, Regular Cheese, and Spinach/Cheese for $13 each. Nutrolls will be available for $14 each. Cookies will be available for $13 per pound.

For more information, call the Church Office during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 219-736-9191.

Lamb and Pig on-the-spit pre-order deadline – Wednesday, April 12

You can pre-order lamb and pig cooked on the spit, by the pound, for Orthodox Easter prepared by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana now through the pre-order deadline Wednesday, April 12 for pick-up Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lamb will be $15 per pound and Pig will be $14 per pound. Orders may be picked up Sunday, April 16, 2017 between Noon and 1:00 p.m. at St. Sava Church at the outdoor kitchen area at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

There is a 2 pound minimum for all orders and prices are subject to change based upon market pricing.

Download the order form and and send it by fax to 219-736-7836 or call 219-406-7910. You may also e-mail the order form to karen.knezic@saintsava.net.

Pre-order deadline Apr. 6 for Bake Sale at St. Sava Merrillville Apr. 8

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You can now pre-order strudels and nutrolls for Easter through the Serbian Sisters Circle Bake Sale which takes place Saturday, April 8 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana. Pre-order deadline is Thursday, Apr. 6.

The Bake Sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the North end of the Pavilion Building located behind St. Sava Church. Various baked items will be available for sale.

Strudels come in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Sweet Cheese, Regular Cheese, and Spinach/Cheese for $13 each. Nutrolls will be available for $14 each. Cookies will be available for $13 per pound.

Download the order form now online to fax your order or call the Church Office during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 219-736-9191.