Greek festival ends tonight

jsowell@idahostatesman.comJune 7, 2014 

The 33rd annual Greek Food Festival at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthadox Church runs through 9 p.m. Saturday

The two-day festival features Greek dancing, church tours and a variety of Greek food.

"We started this festival in the hopes of promoting and educating people on the Greek culture," said Effie Kaufman, one of the organizers.

Money raised helps provide for the continuation of the church and outreach programs.

"There's an enormous amount of outreach coming out of this little church. This festival certainly helps with that," Kaufmann said.

Foods offered for sale include gyros, pork Souvlaki, Pastitsio, macaroni with cheese, beef and a Bechamel sauce. There's also Spanakopita, spinach pie triangles with feta cheese. There's also a selection of home-made Greek pastries.

"Something like baklava you might find here and there, but the rest of the deserts, this is the only place you can find those deserts," said Annivas Georgiakis, another organizer.

The church is located at 2618 W. Bannock St.

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