Upper Darby, PA – Awards and certificates were handed out to St. Demetrios youth today. The day started out with Mike Economou taking time out during church service to say thanks to Michael Karloutsos, one of the members of the church who was instrumental in St. Demetrios’ expansion. Anastasia Karloutsos and their children accepted the award on behalf of her husband. The expansion of the church parking lot, a long time issue for the parish was a key issue that involved the city of Philadelphia, Upper Darby and the church. Property exchanges had to be made so that the church could properly expand into the Fairmount Park area behind the church.
Following church services, the congregation attended a reception for its Greek school students and its youth who were finishing the year. Poems and jokes were recited by the students that were followed by certificates being awarded for finishing out the year and those that had accomplished excellence in their respective classes. In addition, AHEPA chapter 445 representatives handed out trophies to St. Demetrios Track team for winning the 37th annual Track meet. Individuals were recognized at each age along with a team trophy awarded to the church for their accomplishment of winning the meet.