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2013 Paprika!

Paprika! 2013
Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel
March 2, 2013

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel hosted the 23rd annual Paprika! event on March 2, 2013 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. This year's event honored the Cleveland Orchestra.

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who attempt to promote and support educational and cultural ties between Americans and Hungarians. They "provide assistance and the exchange of ideas for Hungarian projects in the area of commerce, education, health and human services."

The emcee for the evening was David Wittman, anchor of Channel 19 Action News.

David Wittman

David Wittman



David Wittman introduced Dr. Judit Puskas, president of the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel. Dr. Puskas told how the group has raised and disbursed over $1 million for worthy causes.




Enjoy these images from Paprika! 2013.

Elizabeth Papp-Taylor(Cochair) and Judit E. Puskas ( president)

Elizabeth Papp-Taylor(Co-chair) and Judit E. Puskas


Alex Udvary on  cimbalom

Alex Udvary on cimbalom


Carolyn and Jim Balogh

Carolyn and Jim Balogh


Maria Megyimori, Keve, Hanna, John Megyimori,  Markia Megyimori

Marika Megyimori, Keve Pigniczky,
Hanna Szentkiralyi, John and Markia Megyimori


Richard Fleischman and Helen Moss

Richard Fleischman and Helen Moss


Ernie Mihaly

Ernie Mihaly


Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown


Joan and Augi Napoli

Joan and Augi Napoli


Juliana and Chris Kascsak

Juliana and Chris Kascsak


Greg Polyak and Marcia Snavely

Greg Polyak and Marcia Snavely


Albert Ladanyi (Co-Chair) and Pauline Ramig (Auction Chair)

Albert Ladanyi (Co-Chair) and Pauline Ramig (Auction Chair)


Bende Pigniczky, Kristina Tabor and Endre Szentkiralyi

Bende Pigniczky, Kristina Tabor and Endre Szentkiralyi


Glenn and Jenny Brown, Gary Hanson, Barbara Hanson and Steve Reger

Glenn and Jenny Brown,
Gary and Barbara Hanson and Steve Reger


Mike Smith, Peggy Hornyak, Chuck and Mary Whitmer

Mike Smith, Peggy Hornyak, Chuck and Mary Whitmer


Charlie and Judith Morosics

Charlie and Judith Morosics


Marika  Megyimori shows how to do a shot

Marika Megyimori



In this video snippet, Marika Megyimori explains the ice sculpture in the shape of a musical note to honor the Cleveland Orchestra at the annual Paprika! Event put on by The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel. A Hungarian brandy called Pálinka flows through the ice chute to chill it for drinking.




HUngarian ice sculpture


Palinka Toast

Palinka Toast


Kori Smith, Jeffrey, Pauline, George and Sherri Kitzberger

Kori Smith with Jeffrey, Pauline,
George and Sherri Kitzberger


Linda and Roy McMullen

Linda and Roy McMullen


Bill O'Neill, Jenny Brown and Alex Machaskee

Bill O'Neill, Jenny Brown and Alex Machaskee


Gary Hanson of the Cleveland Orchestra

Gary Hanson of the Cleveland Orchestra


Carol and David Wittman

Carol and David Wittman


Paprika! Co-chairs Albert Ladanyi and Elizabeth Papp-Taylor

Paprika! Co-chairs Albert Ladanyi and
Elizabeth Papp-Taylor


Tom Corrigan and Diane Downing

Tom Corrigan and Diane Downing


Harmonia entertained

Harmonia entertained


Harmonia entertained


Youth Orchestra - Jei-ming Tong, Gabe Napoli, Ann Yu and Serena Shapard

Youth Orchestra - Jei-ming Tong,
Gabe Napoli, Ann Yu and Serena Shapard


Patrick Whitaker, Stephen Tokar and Russ Trusso

Patrick Whitaker, Stephen Tokar and Russ Trusso


John and Elinore Rampe. Robin and Carol Read, Charlie and Judith Morosics

John and Elinore Rampe, Robin and Carol Read,
Charlie and Judith Morosics


Keve Pigniczky and Hanna Szentkiralyi

Keve Pigniczky and Hanna Szentkiralyi


In this video, Keve Pigniczky from the Hungarian Folk Ensemble in Cleveland describes the traditional Hungarian costume he is wearing.




In this next video, Bende Pigniczky and his father Endre Szentkiralyi and Krisztina Tabor from the Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble in Cleveland describe the traditional Hungarian costumes they are wearing at the annual Paprika! event put on by The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel. The costumes come from a region of Hungary with migrant workers who put their money into costumes, not land or animals. The costumes are region specific.




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