Maslenitsa-2019 will be remembered by Ukrainians for delicious pancakes, incendiary concerts and new records. On March 10, the Borys Kolesnikov Charitable Foundation and the hockey club “Donbass” organized a grand celebration of Maslenitsa with traditional festivities, food and contests in Druzhkivka, Donetsk Oblast.
Bright photo zones, thematic art objects, entertainment locations, local amateur art groups, a DJ and a cover band Furman Band performed at the Youth Square, and a disco and fire show were organized for Druzhkivka residents.
All day the guests of the holiday were presented positive emotions and mood by animators, jesters, accordionists and presenters. The Foundation and the hockey club lavished the locals with free pancakes with jams and hot tea, held contests and drawing of valuable prizes (TV, tablet, smartphone and kitchen appliances), souvenirs and sweets from TM “Conti”.
“Philanthropists and sportsmen organized a large-scale national holiday with traditions and festivities. For a provincial city in which such cultural events rarely take place, this is a great event. The kids had a great time with the animators and they had so many impressions in the sports area! Adults danced, listened to the performances of artists. According to tradition, they got certificates with gifts from the Shrovetide. At the present time, people lack a holiday, so thanks a lot to those who give it to us,” Galyna Pryhozhyna shared her impressions.
On Maslenitsa in Druzhkivka, the National Register of Records of Ukraine recorded a new record. The Borys Kolesnikov Foundation prepared a surprise for the locals in the form of a giant three-meter pancake. It took cooking: 20 liters of milk, 2.5 kg of butter, 192 eggs, 6.5 kg of flour, 1.5 kg of sugar and 150 g of salt. The pancake-giant was baked by ten cooks of the restaurant “Eurocity” and bakery “Bread boutique” from Kostyantynivka on a pan specially made for the record. Anyone could eat the unusual culinary product.
“For the first time in the history of “pancake” achievements, a record was registered in Ukraine, which is technically and technologically very difficult. The Borys Kolesnikov Foundation and the hockey club “Donbass” have set an ambitious target and coped with it brilliantly. Before that, there were bids, but nobody dared to implement them. The cohesive team of organizers made a pancake not only big, but tasty and beautiful. Ukraine today received a new record, and Druzhkivka residents and guests of the holiday received aesthetic and gastronomic pleasure!” Lana Vetrova, director of the National Register of Records, said.
Borys Kolesnikov, President of the Charitable Foundation, joined the congratulations with Maslenitsa and stressed that Donetsk Oblast has always been famous for talents and champions. “Thanks to all the participants of the holiday: residents of Druzhkivka, Kostyantynivka, athletes and artists for the emotions they presented. Here, 25 kilometers from the demarcation line, our citizens continue to enjoy life, work and raise their children. As pretentious as it sounds, but today’s holiday has shown that the Donbas without Ukraine and Ukraine without the Donbas can not be. We must make every effort to achieve peace already this year, so that a successful Donbas to become part of the overall success of Ukraine,” Borys Kolesnikov said.Recall, the Borys Kolesnikov Foundation, together with the Board of Trustees of Druzhkivka and Kostyantynivka, have been implementing a social program for residents of the Donbas. To date, the result of the activity is the installation of five new elevators in the high-rise buildings of Kostyantynivka (seven more will be launched before the end of 2019); free lessons in the pool for 250 school students of Druzhkivka; transfer of the latest equipment to the technical schools and lyceums of the region to optimize the educational process.