Media, PA – Happy guests enjoyed a hot meal, music and dancing last night at the St. George festival – “A Taste of Greece”. Despite the cold and rain, the 4 day long festival continues. Inside the church hall, a line of smiling parishioner faces, dressed in blue greeted you and filled your plate as you went through the food line. The baked chicken platters were welcomed by many, while the lamb shanks filled the bellies of those looking for that ultimate Greek meal. And that was just inside the church hall. Next door, church tours were featured and found many visitors reviewing the iconography and history of the community.
Everyone participated in showcasing their church. Behind the tent, a team of parishioners prepared the savory souvlaki and gyros. Father Bourantas, handed out festival pins, proudly announcing the event and then shared moments with the Greek dancers, Hope, Joy and GOYA. Each hour saw dances performed from various parts of Greece. Philip Voutsakis announced the GOYA dance group known as Zephyros and it’s 5 dances from Macedonia. Colorful folk outfits, circled under the big tent in front of the stage, where families and generations of Greeks looked on and cheered.
All around the tent, vendors, wrapped in jackets stayed warm by getting to the center stage, where they danced and even sang occasionally. Elias Pantelidis, one of the Greek school teachers entertained the crowd with his Greek singing while a one man, live bouzouki player accompanied him.
The weekend long festival continues through Sunday.