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   Jul 13

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opa1Alaska Greek Festival 2015

“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea.”

~Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

Since we left our home country Greece and Cyprus Island – some of us, 30 years ago and some 2 years ago – we now find comfort and joy, by being part of our Greek community here in Alaska. Every year in August, a Greek Festival is taking place, with a great success in this far away and distant part of our planet.

And you, you can be a Greek for a day!

Come and enjoy the Greek way for 3 days in August, during the Greek Festival.

“Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.”

~ Democritus.

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church (HTGOC) is hosting the 21st Annual Greek Festival in August 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

The Greek Festival will be taking place at HTGOC 2800 O’Malley Rd. from 11a.m.-10 p.m., Aug. 21-23 and 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Aug.23. Free parking and free admission! There will be parking available at HTGOC, across the street at the Abbott-O-Rabbit baseball field and at St. John United Methodist Church on lower O’Malley Road, where there will be a free shuttle.

Come and enjoy the best of Greek culture in Alaska! Taste traditional foods from lamb to vegan and traditional Greek pastries. Enjoy and listen to traditional Greek folk music. Watch and learn how to do traditional Greek folk dancing, with performances at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 21-23. Stop by the Agora (market place) to buy books, pottery, jewelry and more.

There is also a bounce house for kids. Do not forget to stop by the Taverna (bar) to enjoy local micro brews and wine. There will also be a silent auction as well as two different raffles. Come and bring the whole family rain or shine!

All of the proceeds from the Festival will be going to the building fund for the construction of the new church, which broke ground September 2009.

For more information about the Greek Festival please visit the website, www.akgreekfestival.com or the Facebook page Alaska Greek Festival – Church · Food & Beverage Service & Distribution · Fairground.

See you all there!

“Laws are made to instruct the good, and in the hope that there may be no need of them; also to control the bad, whose hardness of heart will not be hindered from crime.”

~ Plato

Koula Rodosthenous Zajac (from Cyprus island)

~ Domenica

 

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