Fall 2011 Newsletter

Roanoke Greek Festival’s 6th Annual Event

The Greek community of SW Virginia invites you to the 6th Annual Roanoke Greek Festival to be held on September 16th, 17th and 18th. The festival will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Huntington Boulevard rain or shine.

Last year, over 24,000 people attended the three day cultural event. Although taking place in Roanoke, the festival boasts a regional draw with supporters from Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg and other nearby communities. Our festival is a cultural event that shares our wellknown cuisine such as souvlaki, gyro, pastichio, moussaka, dolmades, spanakopita, tiropita, baklava and other delicious pastries. We also feature our Greek drinks including wine, beer and coffee. The Kosta Kas- tanis Band will be our featured Greek band this year along with traditional dancing performed by our young dance group. Visitors are also able to purchase a variety of imported items in our ―Agora‖ (marketplace) which has vendors selling fine gold, silver jewelry, clothing, pottery, artwork, music and a variety of foods in our mini Greek grocery store.

In addition, church tours are also offered. The Holy Trin-ity Greek Orthodox Church is the only place to see and learn about authentic Byzan- tine iconography, the centu-ries old fresco painting seen in some of the oldest churches in the world today.

In a hurry? Please stop by our drive-thru located at 3815 Williamson Road. Orders can be called in at 362-3601 or faxed to 362-3038. Admission is free. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Res-cue Mission, Center in the Square and Apple Ridge Farms.

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