Toledo’s Annual Greek-American Festival Draws Hungry Crowds

September 24, 2018

TOLEDO, OH – Greek food and pastry was the big lure, as it always is, at the 48th annual Greek-American Festival, hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral in Toledo, OH that was held earlier this month.

George Sarantou, a parishioner and publicity chairman for the festival, said it attracts between 20,000-25,000 people over its annual weekend run, the Toledo Blade said.

This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of Christos Theodorou, festival co-chairman since 1989, who passed away in June. The Rev. Larry Legakis, joined by Co-chairman George Sares and Terry Irmen, led a dedication ceremony.

Besides performances of the Hellenic Dance Company, attractions included cooking demonstrations, educational lectures, and cathedral tours. There were also vendors, children’s entertainment, live music and tables of food.

“Everyone wants a piece of the baklava, of one kind of another,” Chairman Connie Mynihan said of the crowd.


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