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Greek Festival in Port Charlotte February 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.
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Advance about Greek Fest ’07, hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte. The 14th annual event displays Greek culture, and will begin on Friday, February 16 and finish on Sunday.

Greek Fest is back for the 14th year at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte. Greek Fest ’07 will be held February 16-18 at the church, 24411 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte.

“What we do is present a wide assortment of Greek foods and pastries, dancers and vendors, and a lot of stuff,” said George Sklom, secretary and handyman with the Church. “We try to bring our Greek culture in front of people. Plus, there’s the opportunity to get some really, really good food.” Sklom said the Greek Fest utilizes local restaurant cooks and chefs.

The fest features church tours, food and pastry, a carnival and rides, a raffle, Greek wine and beer, and a live Greek band.

The Pride of Greece Youth Dancers Exhibition will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“You can come out and see what all is available,” he said. “It allows you to experience the Greek culture.”

The Greek fest will be at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 24411 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, call 941-629-3888.

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