AHEPA members, family and friends at the Tsipouro Night. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA
ASTORIA – The Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 signature Tsipouro Night was held on February 26 at TRU Astoria. A joyous crowd celebrated the occasion with Brothers, spouses, and friends coming from all around New York City, downstate, and Long Island. Proprietor Brother Yanni Astatos hosted Hermes with various types of tsipouro, raki, and food.
Many members from the District 6 Lodge were in attendance including Governor Dean Moskos and his wife Stephanie, Treasurer Petros Ragoussis, and Secretary George Zouvelos and his wife. President Billy Chrissochos with his wife Despina welcomed everybody. Vice President and Chairman of the event Brother Peter Argyropoulos made a wonderful speech, thanking everyone for the support, and his wonderful wife Effie, who is also president of DOP Ilion Chapter 135, was in charge of the raffle. President Chrissochos promised next year the event will be even bigger.
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