Vineland, NJ – In the heart of South Jersey, St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox church hosted their 42nd annual name day dance on Saturday evening. The church hall filled with Greek music, dancing and a whole lot of kefi. It kicked off with a musical dance performance by the Greek school students of St. Anthony’s. “Our children are very proud of their ancestry and we work a preserving our Hellenic roots by learning traditional dance”, said Greek school Principal Spiridoula Gerakios. The Greek school performed a traditional kalamatiano, for the audience who then came out on the floor and jumped in with the kids.
Spiritual leader, Father Paul of St. Anthony’s thanked the community for their effort to come out for this winter dance which was rescheduled from a few weeks ago due to weather. He also sighted the enthusiasm of the church members to come together for the betterment of the Orthodox community of Vineland.
Guests were treated to a full course meal and live entertainment by Greek band Thalassa & Panos Savvoulidis. Members of the Greek community of all ages could be seen on the dance floor enjoying the live music.
St. Anthony’s is also known for it’s annual summer festival hosted on the grounds of the church. For more information about upcoming events at St. Anthony’s, please visit them online.