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Simply Slavic kicks off in Downtown Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The Simply Slavic festival kicked off in downtown Youngstown with music from the Chardon Polka Band and the ceremonial tapping of the festival's specialty brew called Rodina, which stands for family, Friday evening. 

The special beer was bottled and is being sold at the festival and other locations across the Valley.

Volunteers and attendees alike were excited with the turnout and the interest in the downtown event.

"It's very excited, I was always a downtown gal. My mom worked at the old Strauss' and it's wonderful to see the city coming back around and all of the wonderful things to do and see here," said Marianne Poprik, event volunteer. 

More music, dancing and traditional foods being served are being served all day tomorrow starting at 12:00 p.m. on Federal Plaza East.

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