Cherry Hill, NJ – On Saturday evening, the Andros Society held its 52nd annual dance at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church. Twelve years had past since their last dance, but the return was certainly a night of celebration for this community.
In the late 1960’s a stream of immigrants from Andros flooded in to the South Jersey area, specifically from the Corthian region of the Island. Andros, or Andro (Greek: Άνδρος) is the northernmost island of the Greek Cyclades.
The annual dance was sponsored by the Corthian Andros Society of New Jersey, that also had members from two other societies which were present, the Andros Society of USA and The New Agios Panteleimon of Andros Society (of North Jersey).
The evening was a total village affair with even the music being provided by an Andros Islander, Sevoula Zagoreou. Sevoula, a local singer and Andriotian, sang songs from the Greek Islands with her band Thalassa.