Cherry Hill, NJ – The biggest Greek festival in South Jersey packed them in this weekend at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church. The 4 day festival had been forecast under rainy weather but that did not keep festival fans from enjoying themselves. They lined the the church parking lot from one end to the other while others created a train line under the tent for the home made goodies.
Some 20,000-30,000 people attended and feasted on everything from Greek pastries to Souvlakia, all made and prepared by the church parishioners. It was a total community effort that had children and retired members a like working all for the church. Two live Greek bands, Atlantis of Philadelphia and Revma rotated evenings and played under one of the big tents to a capacity crowed. The fans ate and danced to the sounds of contemporary Greek music. Inside the church, dance troupes performed folk dances from throughout Greece while vendors sold everything from Icons to cookbooks and memorabilia all about Hellenism.