Duluth’s Greek Orthodox Church Festival Goes Take-Out During COVID-19

Joining many other festivals around the United States, the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Duluth, Minnesota took its showcase into the drive-in take-out mode to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While many festivals were canceled, some churches opted for the idea of having people go 1950's take-out diner style to pull up in their cars to get their favorite Greek food. 

Finding a way to give the community a taste of Greece, the Church held its first round on September 26 and said a second would be held October 3 for people who want to get hot Greek plates and pastries too. 

“The pandemic caused us to let go of the Taste of Greece festival this year, but we pivoted to make it possible to offer the community a selection of take-out Greek food: gyros, spanakopita, Greek salad, baklava, and Greek cookies,” co-chairs of the event, George and Kate Patronas said in a release, reported WDIO ABC radio. 

"The Greeks who founded our church in 1918 were faithful and resourceful, and we are following in their footsteps," said Becca Patronas Lind, President of the Parish Council. 


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