Oklahoma Czechs seek kolache bakers

Baking sessions set July 23, Aug. 20 at Czech Building in Yukon

Volunteers Kaitlyn Rappaport, Marilyn Berousek and Marj Seeliger bake kolaches for Oklahoma Czechs, Inc.’s annual Czech heritage celebration. (Photo provided)

Get your aprons and rolling pins ready and come learn a new skill!

Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. is seeking kolache bakers.

No experience is needed, and training will be provided.

Being Czech or Slovak is not mandatory.

There are two baking sessions scheduled so far this summer for new trainees – Saturday, July 23, and Saturday, Aug. 20.

Kolache baking takes place at the Oklahoma Czechs Building, 5th and Cedar in Yukon.

Annetta Hein of Yukon (left) and Lisa Gigstad-Francel of Piedmont bake kolaches inside the Oklahoma Czechs Building, 5th and Cedar. (Photo provided)


Anyone age 10 years and above is welcome to become a kolache baker in preparation for the annual Oklahoma Czech Festival this October in Yukon.

Proceeds from the kolache sales keep the festival going because this is one of the main sources of income for Oklahoma Czechs, Inc.

Festival organizers want to make sure the festival will be here for many future generations to enjoy – so grab your family and friends and lend a hand!

To sign up for a date or for more information, write the Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. at okczechslovakpageant@gmail.com

Dekuji! (Thank you)

Dr. Paul Francel of Piedmont stirs the pot during kolache preparation for Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. (Photo provided)
Volunteer baker Patti Kresbach of Edmond places fresh-baked kolaches on trays for the annual Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon. (Photo provided)