The word “buscia” (pronounced “BOO-sha”) means grandmother. Our busicias pay homage to the women who taught us how to make pierogi when we were young whippersnappers. You’ll find them spreading joy around the fest in their housecoats and stockings (most likely falling down) happy to give a lipstick souvenir. Ask nicely and they may share the handkerchief they most likely have stuffed up their sleeve or a root beer candy hidden in their purse. If you have any questions about Pierogi Fest, they’ll “hand to God” tell you the truth.