St. Pat’s plans annual pierogi sale

Morning Journal/Kevin Howell Volunteers Harry Garlough, left, and Nora Morelli prepare individual pierogies for the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

LEETONIA — When the St. Patrick Catholic Church parishioners begin this year’s pierogi sale, they will officially be offering an award winning product.

The church will hold its annual pierogi sale beginning Feb. 26 and continuing through April 3. Pick up will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and after Mass on Sundays.

The pierogies are entirely homemade and include potato and cheese; potato, cheese and jalapeno; potato, cheese and bacon; potato, cheese and sauerkraut; and sauerkraut. They are sold by the dozen only at $6 per dozen.

Orders can be placed by calling Suzanne Tobuck at 260-458-7147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 330-427-6188 between 6 and 8 p.m.

The church has been holding the sale for over a decade and typically generates around $10,000 each year, with the proceeds used for church projects. This year promises to be even more successful after the church took home high honors in a Mahoning Valley contest in the fall.

The church won the Best Professional Pierogies award at the Pierogie of the Valley 2019 Cook Off held at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Tyler History Center in Youngstown.

At the competition, the church’s potato, cheese and jalapeno; and potato, cheese and bacon flavors tied for the most popular.

The pierogies are made entirely by volunteers, typically retired parishioners in their 80s and 90s.