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Gov. Perry Czechs out polka music

It’s nice to have the Governor of Texas realizing what we in Ennis have known for quite a while –– that traditional Czech polka music is a beautiful expression of a beautiful culture.
Perry’s proclamation making this month “Polka Music Month” is a great tribute to Czechoslovakians everywhere in the state but especially to those who make Ennis home.
Ennis has for 42 years been a mecca of Czech culture thanks to the National Polka Festival, an event that helped put the city on the proverbial map, at least for something other than its famous bluebonnets. In Perry’s declaration he urges Texans to “explore the wonderful world of polka and to recognize its many contributions and influence to our state. Whether it is listening to polka music or signing up for a polka class, all Texans can participate in keeping the enduring legacy of being a state proud of its cultural diversity and heritage.”
The Ennis Daily News seconds Gov. Perry in his encouragement of the appreciation of polka, and we make a specific appeal to readers to put their kolache where their mouths are and support a big part of our local culture by attending Feb. 9’s Czech Music Festival at Sokol, featuring a trove of Ennis’ most popular polka bands.

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