Cherry Hill, NJ – The sign read frappelicious and it certainly was. Icy cold Greek Frappe’s under the big tent along with a Greek pastry was a perfect dessert at the famed Agora. The entire St. Thomas campus was buzzing with activities and games and music as visitors were treated to all things Greek.
Upstairs in the AHEPA room Greek take out pastries shared a space with vendors that sold jewelry. Outside several big tents wrapped around the Kousoulis Community center. There, many enjoyed a meal and strolled the Agora where Greek art was exhibited and sold.
Atlantis of Philadelphia filled the air, with the sounds of Greece in the adjacent tent. Attendees danced with parishioners dressed in traditional Greek folk attire and tapped out their favorite Greek songs late into the night.
Inside the main dining facility (church gymnasium), folk dancing and ala carte meals brought on smiles. Mousaka, pastitio, lamb shank, you name it. It was all served fresh and hot, made by the parishioners of the church. Each hour, Greek dancing was featured from various parts of Greece. The Hellenic Heritage Dance Group rotated folk costume that showed the variety of styles from Greece’s rich culture.
The Agora Greek Festival at St. Thomas continues through the weekend.