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Greeks celebrate culture, food September 8, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

Orthodox church holds 31st annual food festival

For the majority of visitors, it was all about the food, the aromas of which wafted across Washington Street tempting passersby.

The 31st annual Greek Festival began Thursday with an assortment of Greek delights served to a crowd at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Among the many items served are classic Greek gyro sandwiches, shish kebabs, wines and pastries. Several of the longtime female church members manned the zaharoplastion, or Greek pastry booth, churning out fresh Loukoumades, puffs of dough, deep-fried and bathed in honey.

Sample menu items:

Lamb dinner:$10.
Moussaka: $6.
Greek salad:$2.50.
Dolmathes: $2 for three.
Gyro: $5.
Baklava: $2.

What:31st Annual Greek Festival.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., today and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where:Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 247 Washington St., Norwich.

What:Lunch and dinners, wine and beverages, Greek pastries and takeout orders available for all items. Religious books, artifacts, jewelry, raffle and a children’s Moonwalk.

Hellenic Dancers will perform at 7:30 tonight, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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