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2024 Eastern European Celebration Dinner and Location Announced
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Cretan Banquet Center

The month of April is designated as "Eastern European Month." The people of Ohio are called upon to observe this month with appropriate educational opportunities, ceremonies, events and activities. The EECOH sponsors and hosts the annual Eastern European Month Dinner Celebrations throughout Ohio during April. View photos from past dinner celebration's here.

2024 Date and Location

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Cretan Banquet Center

3853 W. 168th St.

Cleveland, Ohio 44111

6:00 p.m. - Social Hour/Cash Bar, Reverse Raffle 50/50 Split and Silent Auction

7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Guest Honoree

Registration open now through April 8.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship's are available. Each includes an ad in our program and dinner tickets.


Ad-only sponsorship's are also available. If you need assistance with ad creation an ad set-up fee of $65 will be charged. 


*Size of ad and amount of dinner tickets are based on sponsorship level

Donate to the Auction

Please consider supporting our celebration by donating gift certificates, merchandise or services valued at over $200.00 for our Silent Auction.


Bidders need to have cash, Venmo or PayPal. Inability to pay will result in the next highest bidder receiving the item.

Contact Us

We are always looking for locations to host our annual dinner as well as local caterers to cater the event. Any ideas are always welcome.

Thank You to our 2023 Auction Donors

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Past Eastern European Month Dinner Celebration Honorees






Zoran "Z" Karic 


Professional Soccer Player

Dr. Bela Bognar 


Freedom Fighter

Elizabeth Ann Diles


Vice President, Carpatho-Rusyn Society

Tom Waniewski

Advisory Board for the Polish Cultural Center in Toledo

Walt Mahovlich

Croatian, Carpatho-Rusyn, Hungarian

Musician, Harmonia Ensemble

The Eastern European Congress of Ohio selects one person to honor at their Eastern European Month Dinner Celebration, which is held in April. We welcome nominations for future honorees that have demonstrated their devotion and acknowledgement of their heritage. Please contact us at for any further information. Criteria for the selection process is that the honoree is an Ohio resident, of Eastern European heritage and has involvement in their Eastern European heritage.

Other Eastern European Events

Eastern European Heritage Experience - American Czech-Slovak Club

April 27, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hosted and Sponsored by the Magyar Club of Dayton and SW Ohio

922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio

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