HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Five women coveted the crown of Miss Polonia Sunday night.
They gathered at Pilsudski Park in Holyoke for an evening of pageantry. The five contestants came from Chicopee, Dudley, Wilbraham, Feeding Hills and Springfield. These woman have deep Polish roots and told 22News they feel a sense of pride in their heritage.
Jessica Sudyka, who was crowned the new Miss Polonia, said, “I am 100% Polish and I was born here. This is a great honor. I was not expecting this at all. All of these girl are so beautiful. I am honored.”
And for the first time this year, there was a little Miss Polonia competition for girls between the ages of 5-10. The Miss Polonia Pageant 2015 was organized by the Polish National Alliance Lodge 525.