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Greek old time planned for fundraiser February 1, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

‘Everyone is encouraged to participate. To dance, sing and break plates.’ Greek dancing, plate-breaking and authentic cuisine are just some of the things you can find at the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser being held at the Shish-Kabob Hut on February 25 at 6 p.m.

Bill Hampton, a board member for Habitat for Humanity, announced Thursday morning that the fundraiser’s purpose was to raise money and awareness about what the charity has to offer.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that provides housing for those who cannot afford to buy their own home. Part of their payment is to work off some of the cost by helping with the construction of the house, he explained.

All of the money raised at the fundraiser will go towards building supplies for a house that is currently being built in Buckhorn. The goal is to raise $3,000 to $5,000. While the dinner is about raising money, the event itself will be much more than that said Don Vassiliadis, owner of the Shish-Kabob Hut.

“There’s a few things. This is our first annual dinner for the Greek Canadian Club. This event is about promoting Greek culture, helping the community while having fun.”

Councillor Dean Pappas will be featured as a celebrity server and is very excited for the event. “How could I say no, it’s Greek,” he said. Tickets are $50 and anyone is welcome to come and see the festivities. “Everyone is encouraged to participate,” Mr. Vassiliadis added. “To dance, sing and break plates.”

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