February 17, 2012. Upper Darby, Pa.- Over the course of the last three years the Pontian organizations of North America have been gathering and growing in numbers with an annual summer time festival. In late June Pontian organizations from Toronto to Philadelphia have come together for an annual Pan Pontian Festival that hosts, workshops, dance instruction and theatre.

This past week, the “Akritai” of Philadelphia hosted a fund raiser to help get their chapter to the upcoming Festival for this summer. The dance group performed for Some 150 people that came out for the event. Philly’s own “Atlantis of Philadelphia” alternated the entertainment with Xristos Tiktapanidis on Lyra and Giannhs Apazidis on vocals.

The annual Youth fundraiser was very successful and a fun evening for all that attended.