LACONIA — The 30th Annual Greek Summer Festival, which will be held Saturday, July 30, at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, will feature Greek music, authentic Greek food and pastries, specialty imports and dry goods as well as a chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes in a raffle.
The festival has become a fixture of the Lakes Region summer scene and involves about 40 members of the church who are involved in preparing and serving the food, decorating the dining hall and according to long-time church member and event organizer Angie Argiropoulis.
The event gets underway at 10 a.m. with music and he opportunity to browse through the imports and dry goods with dinner being served at 11:30 a.m.
The menu includes baked lamb shank, roast leg of lamb and Greek style baked chicken dinners all served with Greek salad, rice, rolls and butter .
Also offered will be dolmathes, which are grape leaves stuffed with hamburger and rice; Greek sausage; pastitsio; baked macaroni and cheese meat pie; and spanakopita, the famous Greek spinach pie.
Pastries and desserts include baklava, koulourakia, finikia, diples and fruit bars.
Displaying some of the Greek pastries which will be offered at the 30th annual Greek Summer Festival at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, July 30, are Bessie Kafanelis and Mary Lou Beshta. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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