St. Sophia Festival in Elgin, IL

ELGIN, IL –  The residents of Elgin and the surrounding are looking forward to this weekend’ s St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival.

Polly Gorski, a parishioner, told the Elgin Daily Herald that her fellow church members have been preparing for months for the event that embraces Greek culture. “It really is amazing to see all the church families coming together to see the success of Greek Fest take place, and to see the community come out and enjoy the Greek culture,” said Gorski, who is president of the Philoptochos Society, which is in charge of the sweets booth at the festival each year.

“Truly, I think we have some of the best homemade prepared foods available of any Greek Fest,” Gorski said. “Our food is excellent.”

The festival opens Friday, July 11 and will end Sunday, July 13, at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Road, Elgin.

Dan Savas, Greek Fest co-chairman with his wife, Sieglinde, for 10 years, said that in addition to good food there will be live entertainment provided by local Greek bans, and performances the church’s Agape Dance Troupe.

More than 10,000 are expected to attend, and Savas added that  “it couldn’t be done without the participation and hard work of many other members of the church,” according to the Daily Herald.

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