Flavors of Greece come to downtown
If you just can't wait for the 37th annual Greek-American Festival to open at 4 p.m. tomorrow, take heart - you don't have to.
Festival organizers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Toledo have added a new feature this year that they're calling a business lunch.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, you can get in free to buy a $9 sampler plate consisting of Greek salad, pastichio (macaroni and seasoned ground beef baked with a cream sauce), and tiropita (cheese filling in a crispy, triangular phyllo crust.) Beverages and Greek pastries also will be available at an additional cost.
The idea is to attract downtown workers who may not be able to come back in the evening or over the weekend for the full festival, says George Sarantou, publicity chairman. Lunch patrons can eat on the church grounds or get a carry-out order.
The festival attracts 20,000 to 25,000 people over the three-day period and generates funds which the parish uses for maintenance and renovation of the church and community center, as well as for programs.