Polonia celebrated

October 19, 2013

Plainville was well-represented Saturday night as the Polish community of Connecticut celebrated its heritage and culturewith the 2014 Miss Polonia pageant at the Polish National Home in Hartford. Plainville resident Alicia Sliwka, the 2013 Miss Polonia, gave up her crown to the eventual winner Anna Szmolda. Lauren DeRosa, a senior at Plainville High School, was first runner-up and won the Photogenic award.

Alicia Sliwka of Plainville finished her reign as Miss Polonia last Saturday.

Alicia Sliwka of Plainville finished her reign as Miss Polonia last Saturday.

Lauren DeRosa of Plainville, second from left, was the first runner-up at this year's Miss Polonia pageant on Saturday.

Lauren DeRosa of Plainville, second from left, was the first runner-up at this year’s Miss Polonia pageant on Saturday.

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