Slovenska Pristava is hosting a Reverse Raffle, Saturday April 9, 2016, in The Lausche Lodge, beginning at 5 pm. Come join us and have a chance at over $5000 in total prizes, which includes the main prize of $2500 as well as sideboard prizes. Ticket price is $50 which includes the main board ticket, excellent dinner with appetizers, dessert, wine, beer, and soft drinks. You can also bring your own table snacks and refreshments.
Are you alumni of Camp Pristava? Were you ever a camper, camp corps member, counselor, cook, and/or parent volunteer? If so (or even if not) this is the event for you. Please join us at the annual Pristavska noč celebration as we highlight the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Pristavsko taborjenje/Camp Pristava. The St. Clair Slovenian National Home will be transformed on Saturday January 23 to showcase Camp Pristava.
The next Chapel Paver Fundraiser is under way. Beginning May 2, 2018 and running thru May 1, 2019, you can purchase a paver to support the Chapel/Orlov Vrh renovations. If you are interested, please send the form and payment to Sonia Omahen to the address on the form. The prices are: 4"x8" paver-$125 and 8"x8" paver-$225. All pavers that will be purchased during this fundraiser will be installed before the next Spominska Maša in 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Sonia Omahen at 216-469-4052. Thank you for supporting the Chapel/Orlov Vrh fundraiser. Chapel Committee
Camp Pristava 2015 will be held from Monday, July 13th through Sunday, July 19st, 2015 at Slovenska Pristava in Harpersfield, Ohio. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary since the founding. Camp Pristava is for students of St. Mary’s Slovenian School, St. Vitus Slovenian School and children of Slovenska Pristava members.
Dear members and friends of Slovenska Pristava, after a long winter and a short spring, we will once again get together for the first picnic this Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24th. Holy Mass will be celebrated by Father John Kumse at 12:30 pm. After Mass, you can treat yourself to some homemade food from the famous Pristava kitchen or delicious grilled “čevapčiči”.
Life for all Slovenians changed, as they knew it with the horrendous events of May 1945 and the days, months, and years that followed. Those days culminated with the torture and murder of thousands, the separation of families, the theft of land and livelihood, and the loss of home and homeland. For the families who stayed behind, Slovenia was wrapped in poverty, fear, and abuse. For those living in the international refugee camps came the realization that most would not be going home again and the resolution to begin life anew.