ROCHESTER, Minn.- Certainly one of Rochester’s greatest fundraisers is in full swing on Friday night time. Individuals will be capable to get a style of Greek tradition on the annual Greekfest all over Sunday.
The pageant began out as just a little church picnic again in 1963. It is now a giant neighborhood pageant. Greekfest first began rising into a bigger neighborhood occasion when churchgoers began inviting their pals. That is additionally the primary full pageant since pre-covid. Organizers say the pageant is vital in some ways for The Med Metropolis.
“It is nice to have everybody again as a result of for our church it is an effective way for folks to get collectively, get to know each other, construct that friendship, but in addition be a part of the neighborhood,” says the pageant’s chairman Ari Kolas. “We give loads again to the neighborhood. Loads of the proceeds from our church goes to varied issues like the ladies’s shelter, just like the Dorothy Day Home, issues like that. We give not solely to our church but in addition outdoors to our neighborhood as properly.”
Kolas provides “We’re again the way in which it must be, higher than ever. Recent meals, nice music, nice dancing, market, youngsters, free admission, and free parking. Come out, be Greek for a day.”
The placement of the pageant is 703 West Middle Avenue in Rochester on the Greek orthodox church.
The pageant goes till 8:00 each tonight and tomorrow and concludes at 4pm on Sunday.