Sponsored by the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club, the 64th Café Budapest was held at Waterview in Monroe, CT on February 25th. The annual fund-raiser helps provide scholarships for students of Hungarian ancestry.
This year’s Justin Margitay-Balogh Scholarship was awarded to Peter Mihok, to help further his studies to become a veterinary (like his Dad).
His mother Alíz read Peter’s qualifying essay as Claudia Margitay-Balogh made the presentation.
Following welcoming remarks by Marika Horvath, President of the Pannonia Club, and by Christopher Ball, Director of the Central European Institute and the Széchenyi István Chair at Quinnipiac University, and Chairman of the Pannonia Club, Debutantes and their Escorts opened the dance.
A delicious supper of filet mignon and chicken was served by the attentive staff. An ample dessert table rounded off the feast.
A number of baskets with wine, books by prominent Hungareian writers and CD’s were raffled off. A large size gobelin created by one of the Board members was the piece de resistance.
Over a hundred guests enjoyed the entertainment provided by Tünde Csonka and danced the evening away. Together with proceeds from the Long Hot Summer dinner dance in July, the Club is also able to offer assistance to the Hungarian Scout Association in the US, and provides goodies for some 30 to 40 children at the annual Christmas pageant. In addition, they help Fr. Böjte Csaba in his work with orphaned and poor children in Transylvania.
Donations are welcome throughout the year. Contact Mrs. Maria Sabla Horváth, President, P.O. Box 1601, Fairfield, CT 06825.