PILLAR 2009 TIME OUT
Dick Pillar Enterprises, Inc regrets to inform the polka public that after much consideration and soul searching, two major Pillar events planned for 2009 will be put on hold for a year until 2010.
Regarding the 44th Annual July Polkabration, Pillar was informed by the casino Sports & Entertainment Department that the Banquet Department, which controls renting of the ballroom, states that the ballroom for Saturday July 25th2009 had been contracted out for a private engagement. The Mohegan Tribe who have assured Pillar that Polkabration is always welcome at Mohegan Sun, suggested that an alternate date be considered. When no suitable alternate date could be found…one that would not conflict with any other major polka summer event… Pillar decided to wait until next year to reschedule a 2010 Polkabration.
In regards to the Annual fall Polka Weekend, after extensive negotiations with hotel management, Pillar could not agree to additional terms and conditions which might have required a change in some top notch bands as well as changes in other features of the weekend for which they have been known for. It was thereby decided to eliminate the 2009 weekend in the hopes that a 2010 event can be scheduled.
Another major factor in Pillar’s decision is the current state of the economy which has had an impact on attendance at polka events. The Pillar’s hope that the economy will rebound within the next year allowing more polka fans to participate in future polka events. For the latest information on Pillar events refer to our web site at www.dickpillar.com (our next event is on December 2,2008 at the Aqua Turf).
Dick & JoAnne wish to thank the polka fans, bands and promoters who have supported them throughout our many years, and we sincerely look forward to providing you with more great polka events in 2010. After 52 years of promoting polkas it is appropriate that we take a brief “time out in 2009” Please stay tuned for future announcements!
Dick Pillar Enterprises, Inc.