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West Homestead's Bulgarian-Macedonian center sale features finds from near and far

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

By Linda Wilson Fuoco, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

You've looked everywhere but have had no luck in your quest for a 15-foot-long Alp horn. Look no more. An Alp horn will be offered for sale Oct. 26 at the Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center Inc. in West Homestead.

A pair of Polish figurines that will be sold at the Bulgarian-Macedonian Center. The sale will include musical instruments, books, LPs, costumes and other items from many cultures -- but not from Bulgaria or Macedonia. (Tony Tye, Post-Gazette)

Authentic Scottish kilts, Irish bodhrans and Turkish drums are among many items that will be sold at the Bulgarian Center's first-ever "giant vintage sale."

Wares include books, musical instruments, phonograph recordings, costumes and artifacts from Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. American items -- including square dancing costumes -- are also for sale.

You will not, however, be able to buy any Bulgarian or Macedonian goods at the Bulgarian-Macedonian Cultural Center sale.

"That's because we are a Bulgarian and Macedonian cultural center," President Pat Penka French said. The center displays items and artifacts from its own culture, including Bulgarian jewelry from the 14th-19th century. Costumes are worn in performances.

"We've had so many Bulgarian and Macedonian items donated, we're bursting at the seams," French said. That's why other costumes and artifacts are being offered for sale.

"They belonged to Pittsburgh International Folk Theater," French said. "They rehearsed at our building. They disbanded several years ago. There was always an agreement that if they disbanded, we would keep the items.

"There are many beautiful things, and it's a shame to have them boxed up in storage where no one can see and appreciate them."

The items and artifacts will be sold at the center, 449-451 W. Eighth Ave., West Homestead, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. From 9 a.m. to noon, the center also will sell homemade Bulgarian soup, as it has done every Saturday for four years. There are 14 flavors, many of them vegetarian, including cream of potato, potato leek, beans and sauerkraut, lentil and a soup made with cabbage and tomatoes.

One of the meaty soups is chicken with farina dumplings, "which we can't keep in stock," French said.

For further information, call the center at 412-461-6188.

Linda Wilson Fuoco can be reached at lfuoco@post-gazette.com or 412-851-1512.

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