Antranig Mikaelian, top, scoops some beef and onion stew into Vache Mikaelian’s pot at St. Hagop Armenian Church’s annual picnic in 2019 at H.F. Johnson Park, shortly before attendees celebrated the Armenian tradition of Madagh.

St. Hagop Armenian Church Annual Madagh Picnic in Racine, WI set for June 25


RACINE, WI — This year’s annual St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church Madagh Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at Johnson Park in Racine. The church is now accepting donations and thanks supporters in advance for their generosity.

Donations may be made by cash or check and brought to the church on any Sunday, or by check and mailed to: St. Hagop Armenian Church, 4100 N. Newman Road, Racine, WI 53406.

On-line donations can also be made through VENMO at

Madagh cooks (L to R) Marco Gelenian, Johnny Buchaklian, Vache Mikaelian and Jiro Kaisserlian

“On behalf of the St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, we’d like to thank you in advance for your ongoing support during such challenging times,” says Zohrab Khaligian. “We will continue with our Sponsor a Madagh Item program for whoever would like to list their donation as a sponsor of a madagh item. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Zohrab Khaligian at

“We will print any donation and message received by June 1, 2023 on the reverse side of this year’s Madagh Menu that is distributed on the day of the event,” he adds. In addition, they will post any donation and message received at any time on the Armenian Madagh Picnic Facebook page at:

A scene from years gone by

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This annual event at St. Hagop Armenian Church, located at 4100 N. Newman Road, Racine, is open to the community/public with free admission.

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