Revived: Caroling in Polish Town

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Carolers make their way through Polish Town Friday evening.

The tradition of Caroling in Polish Town, which was first started in the the 1970s and continued for a decade, took on a new life Friday evening with some of the founding members and new blood aboard a flatbed pulled by a tractor, with Thomas Najdzion of Riverhead at the wheel.

They traveled around the streets of Polish Town for about an hour bringing holiday cheer to the neighborhood.

The Polish Town Civic Association stalwarts who led the charge to revive the event were Kay Davis, Claire LaTour, Barbara Szczepanik and chair Marianne Turbish.

The first runner-up in the Polish Town Queen contest of 2012, Nicole Mielnicki of Aquebogue, was the featured guest on the holiday float, which was decorated with Christmas lights and a tree and a boom box playing Christmas songs that they sang along with.