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Festival at St. Demetrios Church in Merrick Draws Crowds (Vid)

June 26, 2018

MERRICK, NY – The Greek Orthodox community of St. Demetrios in Merrick, Long Island, successfully organized the four-day Greek Festival, June 14-17, which, as in previous years, was the largest cultural event in the area.

The festival began on Thursday with the blessing performed by the presiding priest of the community Rev. Fr. Nikiforos Fakinos. Authentic Greek food and pastries as well as live music and dancing, games and rides for all ages, were enjoyed by the crowds who visited throughout the four-day event. The festival concluded on Sunday night with the drawing of the raffle, which included 40 gifts and two cars.

The tireless efforts of the community members and dozens of volunteers contributed to the success of the event. Everyone in attendance looks forward to next year’s festival.

The proceeds from the festival will be earmarked to support the community’s educational, cultural, and charitable projects.

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