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41st Annual MacGahan Festival

The 41st Annual MacGahan Festival will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at several locations in New Lexington - Ohio.

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Jun 08, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM


New Lexington, OH 43764

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The festivities will begin at 10:00 AM with a Memorial Service at the New Lexington Cemetery - 440 Swigart St, New Lexington, OH  43764 with a Christian Orthodox Liturgy and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard.

At 11:00 AM there will be an unveiling ceremony for the Januarius MacGahan Ave. sign in downtown New Lex next to the old municipal building at 215 S Main St, New Lexington, OH  43764. This will be followed by the traditional wreath/flowers laying ceremony in front of the statue at 106 N Main St, New Lexington, OH  43764.

At noon the Bulgarian-American luncheon will be held in the lower level of the St. Rose Church Rectory Community Center - 120 N High St, New Lexington, OH  43764.  The P.C. MacGahan Scholarship will be awarded.  Author Kamelia Popova who lives in Chicago will present his booklet entitled, A Forgotten Hero: American Journalist Januarius MacGahan and His Crusade for Bulgarian Freedom, 1876-1878. There will be a special tribute to Carma Jean Rausch, long time organizer of this festival followed by a Bulgarian Folklore Program.

Special guests this year include Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Washington D.C.

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