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 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(Co-chair) and Judit E. Puskas
Alex Udvary on cimbalom
Carolyn and Jim Balogh
Marika Megyimori, Keve Pigniczky, Hanna Szentkiralyi, John and Markia Megyimori
Richard Fleischman and Helen Moss
Joan and Augi Napoli
Juliana and Chris Kascsak
Greg Polyak and Marcia Snavely
Albert Ladanyi (Co-Chair) and Pauline Ramig (Auction Chair)
Bende Pigniczky, Kristina Tabor and Endre Szentkiralyi
Glenn and Jenny Brown, Gary and Barbara Hanson and Steve Reger
Mike Smith, Peggy Hornyak, Chuck and Mary Whitmer
Charlie and Judith Morosics
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.
Kori Smith with Jeffrey, Pauline, George and Sherri Kitzberger
Linda and Roy McMullen
Bill O'Neill, Jenny Brown and Alex Machaskee
Gary Hanson of the Cleveland Orchestra
Carol and David Wittman
Paprika! Co-chairs Albert Ladanyi and Elizabeth Papp-Taylor
Tom Corrigan and Diane Downing
Youth Orchestra - Jei-ming Tong, Gabe Napoli, Ann Yu and Serena Shapard
Patrick Whitaker, Stephen Tokar and Russ Trusso
John and Elinore Rampe, Robin and Carol Read, Charlie and Judith Morosics
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.