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Images: Preparations for Schenectady’s St. Adalbert’s Polish Dinner

Volunteer Lois Brady, of Schenectady, rolls fresh gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert's parish center in Schenectady.
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Volunteer Lois Brady, of Schenectady, rolls fresh gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert's parish center in Schenectady.

The Church of St. Adalbert in Schenectady is having a Polish platter drive-thru dinner Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at its parish center — located at 550 Lansing Street.

Volunteers gathered Wednesday at the historically Polish Roman Catholic Church to prepare for the event. Meals will be $15 and include golabeck (cabbage leaf stuffed with meat and rice), two pierogi, kielbasa, kapusta (braised cabbage) and rye bread.

Gazette photographer Erica Miller stopped in to witness how the traditional dishes come together. Here is the story through her lens:

Volunteer Richard Joachim, of Schenectady, cuts holes in cabbages Wednesday to make gołąbki in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

 

Volunteer Patti Sykala, of Schenectady, pours tomato sauce on the freshly-rolled gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

 

Volunteers Ted Kozubal, of Latham, places cabbage leave atop as Patti Sykala, of Schenectady, pours tomato sauce on the freshly-rolled gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

 

Volunteers Carolyn Kozubal, of Latham, mixed the meat contents for the gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

 

Volunteers (clockwise starting bottom left) Joyce Addison of Scotia, Pat Biggicca of Scotia, Barbara Duffy of Niskayuna, Ann McCullough of Scotia, roll fresh gołąbki Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

 

Volunteer John Buckley, of Rotterdam, drills holes in cabbages to make gołąbki in preparation for Saturday’s drive-thru dinner at Church of St. Adalbert’s parish center in Schenectady. (Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

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