St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood is hosting its 51st Annual Greek Festival on July 14 and 15, 2012.
Online PR News – 14-July-2012 – Chicago, IL – Opa! It’s time for Greek dancing, roasted lamb and pastries, among other delicacies at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox church's Greek Festival in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This is the 51st year of St. Andrew’s Fest, which will be held on the church grounds at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, just north of Hollywood Ave. on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.
Greek dancers in traditional dress will perform both nights at the festival, which will also feature children’s activities, including bounce tents. The festival is St. Andrew’s biggest annual fundraiser for the church. Parishioners donate their time to prepare traditional Greek dishes, including shish-ka-bob, roasted lamb and a variety of homemade pastries, including loukoumades, which are donut holes drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon that are made on site and served warm.
"We are looking forward to hosting our 51st annual festival that is eagerly anticipated, not only by our parishioners , but by the local community as well. This year’s fest promises to be a great day of fun, food and fellowship that helps support the ministries of the parish," said Nick Karafotias, President of St. Andrew’s Parish Council Executive Board.
The festival will feature live Greek music, folk dancing and church tours. The church will hold its annual raffle, with the top prize of $5000. The festival will also feature a Greek Marketplace.
St. Andrew’s greek fest 2012 will be held from 3p.m to 11p.m. on Saturday, July 14 and from noon to 11p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. Phone: 773-334-4515.
Admission is $3 for adults, and children 12 and under are free with adult.
For more information, go to the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox church website.
About St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church is located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and has a rich history.