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Weekly dinner highlights Ukrainian food

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- The Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church held its weekly dinner once again this Friday.

The dinners acts as both a fundraiser and sharing of Ukrainian food. It starts in October and runs through May with a break during December.

Several different teams spend their time during the week preparing the meals for the end of the week fundraiser night.

It's a way to keep the Ukrainian culture alive and share the delicious food with the rest of the community.

"A lot of our parishioners are immigrants themselves, or are children of immigrants, so they remember themselves or their parents doing this," said Father Teodor Czabala, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Community Church. "It's a reminder of everything that they grew up with, when they were kids they remember their parents or their mothers, grandmothers making the Pierogi and Holubtsi." Czabala adds it brings back the "good old times."

Parishioners aren't the only ones who come for the dinners. The church says they see a lot of people from the community come just to enjoy the food.

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