fbpx
41.7 F
Spokane
Saturday, April 13, 2024
spot_img
HomeNewsAnnual Greek Festival Takes Place This Week in Spokane

Annual Greek Festival Takes Place This Week in Spokane

Date:

Related stories

‘We Want to Get Along’ – Christ Church’s Doug Wilson Addresses Critics at Forum

MOSCOW, Idaho — In a rare public forum, controversial pastor Doug Wilson took center stage with two leaders from his Christ Church ministry Thursday night to field digital questions from the community.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: April 12

While Gonzaga hosts a screening of a climate change documentary and 350 Spokane Interfaith Committee wants to help churches and faith communities really understand the climate crisis, the Carl Maxey Center announces their acting executive director, the Spokane Police Department gains a refugee volunteer officer, Sravasti Abbey hosts a Sharing the Dharma Day, and so much more in this week’s Religion News Roundup.

As Trump Hawks Bible, Debate Over ‘Christian America’ Spreads Outside Church

During the heyday of American churchgoing, some presidents sought to use religion to unite the country. In the age of Trump, it is one more thing to fight over.

Community Forum at UI Thursday to Address Concerns About Christ Church

A town hall event on Thursday evening at the University of Idaho will provide a platform for the public to pose questions directly to leaders associated with Christ Church in Moscow.

Rural Canadian Churches Connect Through Innovative Tech-Powered Network

In the wake of the pandemic, far-flung flocks of the United Church of Canada are connecting with one another in ways previously unimaginable: through technology.

Our Sponsors

spot_img
spot_img

By Elizabeth Backstrom

The 84th Annual Greek Festival is happening Sept. 26, 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, featuring Greek food, coffee and company. Diners can purchase advance tickets or Opa Cards at four locations throughout the city for $15. Dinner at the door is $18. 

Local iconographer Shayne Swenson will be at the event demonstrating his work, said festival organizer and Presvytera Irene Supica. Other entertainment includes Greek dancing, artifacts and books for sale (such as a cookbook with recipes from Greece, Serbia, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, and the US), and church tours from 5 p.m to 8 p.m nightly. 

The festival is usually attended by around 3,000 people, and is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, who prepare food for weeks in advance and cook throughout the three-day event. 

“The cooks get here at 6 in the morning and it takes a whole day of slow cooking to be ready,” Supica said.

Take-out service (available starting at 4:30 p.m. for beef Kapama, orzo, and green beans this year) is only in the afternoons because it takes most of the day for the food to be made. They do have some items ready made that organizers order from vendors specializing in Greek cuisine, Supica said, but most are made from scratch on site. 

Before the festival, organizers tested new items on an eager pool of volunteers, who agreed to put a new chicken pita on the menu, among other things.

“They had a test session on the food and everyone loved that,” she said. 

The traditional favorites are back this year at the pastry booth and at dinner, Supica said, but there are also nut-free and vegan options available at the festival for people with different dietary needs. The church also installed a new handicapped accessible ramp, lift and rails in the building. 

For information, including a full menu, visit the church website.

Elizabeth Backstrom
Elizabeth Backstrom
Elizabeth Backstrom majored in journalism at Western Washington University and currently works as remotely as a grant writer. Her background is in news writing and features, but if an overabundance of caffeine is consumed, she has been known to write a humor piece or two. Backstrom attended various Christian churches growing up in Washington State and in her free time enjoys reading about history, religion and politics.

Our Sponsors

spot_img
spot_img
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x