National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Assuming a role out of the spotlight, Merle Kumik has been an avid promoter of Cleveland-Style
Polkas. Founder and first president of the Penn-Ohio Polka Pals Booster Club, Merle
has co-hosted Joe Fedorchak's polka tours, sponsored and organized polka bus tours
and dances, and provided consultation to the Akron-Barberton-Canton Polka Club. In
the broadcast arena, Merle has provided able assistance to Cleveland-Style Polka
Disc Jockeys Steve Helvak in Struthers and Gene Fedorchak in Youngstown since 1979.
Merle's Poland Beverage Center and Polka Village was the major source for Cleveland-Style
recordings in the Penn-Ohio area in the early 1980s. Merle has managed the Polka
Celebrity Waiters' Dance for the Catholic School Scholarship Fund and assisted with
the Tod Children's Bospital fund- raiser among other charitable causes.