Saint George's hosts annual Greek Festival
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The annual Saint George Greek Orthodox Church's Greek Festival in downtown Schenectady is underway. The event, in its 37th year, did wrap up outdoor activities early on Saturday due to the weather. However, before the storm hit, people came out to catch musical and dance performances as they showed their support for the church and the community.
Profits from the festival support the church, and organizers said it is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Church leaders said food and craft vendors make the festival a true Greek tradition.
"Many times people think of Greeks and restaurants, Greeks and diners, so we have our annual food festival," said Paul Panos, Father, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. "It's our 37th year. We offer our culture, our food, our music, and even church tours so they can see what our faith is about."
People were able to participate in indoor and outdoor activities. According to organizers, the festival will continue on Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m., rain or shine.