WHITING, INDIANA --
A group from Chicago poses with "Mr. Pierogi" -- who asked not to be identified by his real name -- during the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Kathleen Dominiak Treasure dressed as "Miss Paczki" and Brian Jennings as "Halupki Guy" are also pictured.
The three-day festival, which has taken place every year since 1994, draws crowds from across the region and country to celebrate eastern European culture, traditions and foods.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal