Scio ZCBJ Hall

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Many of Scio’s early settlers were of Czech ancestry and came to the "New World" to escape the repressions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The brotherhood formed by Czech settlers was much like granges formed by early English settlers, and the name in Czech is: Zapadni Czesko Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ). The ZCBJ Hall was completed in 1922 and became the center of social activities. Polka dances drew people from miles around and filled the air with lively uplifting music. Czech dumplings and sausage dinners filled many bellies and warmed many hearts with good companionship. The hall is currently used for community events and theater.