BROOMALL, PA – The community of Saint Luke Greek Orthodox Church hosted the its 44th Greek Festival September 16-19. The Greek Affair, as it is known, is a Philadelphia-area tradition and featured authentic Greek food, delicious sweets and pastries, traditional folk dancing, Greek music and church tours. Evangelos and Maria Carafides have been chairing the event for 30 years. The community thanked all of the volunteers, patrons and sponsors, and invited everyone back for next year’s festival.
At the St. Luke Greek Festival pizza and fries station: Triantafyllos Parastatidis, Anastasis and Dionysia Sioutis, Spiros and Vicky Ntontos, and Spyridoula Botou. Photo: Steve Lambrou
At the St. Luke Greek Festival gyro station: George Kopitas, Justin Dahlin, Stella Stefanidis, Laura Marianos, Anastasia Coley, Bianca DiCamillo, Chris Paschos, Peter Boras, Evangelos and Maria Carafides, Andrew, Caterina and Maria Feeley. Photo: Steve Lambrou
At the St. Luke Greek Festival sweets station: Stephanie Migias, Crelesta Karamatsoukas, Georgia Chletcos, Paula Pastris Farrell, Magdalene Pastris, and Katherine Kennedy. Photo: Steve Lambrou
At the St. Luke Greek Festival loukoumades station: Demetra Gregory Peters, Georgia Stravous, Matina Stravous, Arthur Karros, and Betty Tsarouchis. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The St. Luke community dance troupes, the Ellinakia and Olympians, and presiding priest Fr. Christ Kontos posed for a commemorative photo at the festival. Photo: Steve Lambrou