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31st annual Greek Festival set for Sept. 27-29

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 07:20 AM

HUNTINGTON — The wait is nearly over - Greek Festival 2013 is set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29 at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Ave.

Huntington. The annual event, which organizers strive to make a unique cultural experience for
the whole family, is now in its 31st year and is one of Huntington’s most popular festivals. It takes place rain or shine and features homemade Greek foods and pas­tries, live Greek music, church tours, a gift shop and Greek danc­ing performances.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m.
Friday and continue to 8 p.m. Saturday hours will also be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Church tours will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Vespers will take place at 5 p.m. Sat u rd ay.

Greek dancing performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

For many people, though, the star of the Greek Festival is the food. Church members spend much of the year working on the popular pastries sold at the event.
Some of the items on the menu include Gyro sandwiches, Greek pizza, baklava sundaes, souvlaki, pastichio and tiropita.

For more information, includ­ing a complete menu with detailed descriptions, go online at www.stgeorgehwv.org/festival or call 304-522-7890.

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