Greek Festival draws record crowds

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, October 13, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- It's a chance to experience Greek culture in downtown Augusta. The Greek festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, grows bigger each year.

"It has become a time honored tradition and we are just very proud to present everything that has to do with our Greek livelyhood," Harriette Jacobs said.

She's talking about Greek culture, faith, and food.

"And we just love to invite everyone which is very symbollic of Greek famlies, their love of life, their joy of family, friends, and community," Jacobs said.

She said they are seeing record crowds and expect this years event to be the greatest festival yet.

"A lot of people it's their first time and they really enjoy it, but the lines have been incredible here today," Billy Dakuras said.

There's something for everyone at the festival. You can find all kinds of Greek food, music, jewely, collectables, and artwork. One vendor we talked to, has been coming to the festival for the past 12 years. He is from Athens, Greece, and said he feels right at home.

"I like the hospitality. They are very friendly, all the people, and I think I am in my house," Keostas Antoinu said.

His favorite part of the festival is the food.

"They have very good food. Especially, the lamb sandwich, it's delicious," Antoinu said.


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