Czech Days this Weekend!

The Bohemian Danish, The Kolache, Apricot, Cherry and the standard, Poppy Seed

As a very proud Czech, I proudly guest post Mr. Kloucek;

Tribute to Leonard Cimpl

As the 70th annual Czech Days approaches the decision to dedicate the event to Leonard Cimpl was very appropriate. Leonard and his wife Mildred were Tabor Czech Days. They were the 24-7  365 days a year go to persons concerning Tabor and Tabor Czech Days. Leonard served as Mayor and Mildred as Chamber Secretary for many years.  Leonard loved baseball and the Tabor Bluebirds. Both loved the Beseda Dance. They received the Ben Black Elk state tourism award, a copy of the annual Tabor Czech Days proclamation, or the other numerous awards for Tabor. Both were very humble and quick to point out that Tabor Czech Days success was a result of the hard work and planning of many people not just them.

During the 22 year stint of Czech Days in Pierre Leonard would always have the honor of inviting everyone to Tabor Czech Days. His words were short and to the point.” We invite you to Tabor Czech Days on the third Friday and Saturday in June. You will have a really good time.”  Czech Days has now mushroomed into a 4 day celebration which speaks highly of all the Tabor area residents who possess the love of Czech Days similar to Leonard and Mildred Cimpl.

The Cimpl’s distributed brochures and kolace [unofficial state pastry] and promoted Tabor for 22 years in the state capitol as part of the promotion of Czech Days.

Leonard put Tabor first.  As Mayor, Czech Heritage board member, devoted Catholic Church member, American Legion officer, Chamber member, Tabor resident, and more, there was nothing he would not do for the good of Tabor. I remember well the long hours of self-less service he gave for the good of his community.

This 70th anniversary of Czech Days a warm invitation of “Vitame Vas welcome friend”   is extended to you, your family and friends. The four day event is this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 14, 15, 16 and17th. We honor Leonard Cimpl. Fond memories of him and one of the best cultural events in South Dakota live on.

And don’t forget to visit my family museum when there (The Blachnik Museum);



4 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 06.13.18 at 9:52 pm

Sioux Center IA is prominent Czech. There must be equal recognition for this persuasion combined with German and Irish. Let us not forget the Latino, African American, and Asian cultures. They must be invited and perhaps appreciate cultural heritage here.

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.13.18 at 9:55 pm

Love is who you are and who you accept within the community. I want to think I’m not prejudice but I get surprised often.

#3 Cathy B on 06.14.18 at 8:50 am

I plan to be there with Czech flags for sale (& others). While you’re munching your kolache, come to the school gym for a Czech flag for your house, dorm room, family reunion, …
See you there.
Cathy B, for the St.Marks Mission Committee

#4 sheepherder on 06.14.18 at 1:41 pm

Kolache’s are “yummy”. Take it from an old purebred Czech. AND the Blachnik Museum is an excellent place to visit.

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