Cherry Hill, NJ – It’s a Grecian tradition. Frappe. Ice cold and sweet, it was even tastier, served up by the young parishioners of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church. The Agora Greek Festival is a staple event in these parts. And this weekend it proved it again.
Blue and white tents lined the church parking lot for the biggest Greek Festival in South Jersey. Underneath each one, you could find signs of Hellenism. Live Greek music, fresh homemade Greek food and a lot of kefi were shared and celebrated.
In front of the church, guests sprawled out on the steps and enjoyed a meal. They took in the view of the new church facade that was recently completed. Folks looking to cool off could also head indoors, to the Kousoulis Center adjacent to the church where they were welcomed by a cafeteria-style buffet and live folk dancing.
Guests came from all over the region. And a few came from as far away as New York. When asked, what the draw is, it’s almost always the food. With a long history of parishioners at this church in the food business, there’s never a complaint. Only praise. Much of this is brought in by its parishioners who run countless diners and restaurants in the area.
If you’re looking for a way to spend your Sunday afternoon, then St. Thomas is ideal. Fit for everyone, it has it all. The Agora Festival is open today from 12:00 to 10:00 pm.