Greek Festival an epicurian delight

Enjoy traditional Greek food along with a tour of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during its popular Greek Festival.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church, 3585 N 12th St., there also will be baked goods for sale, dancing and games. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Grand Valley Catholic Outreach and Mesa County Partners.

Parking is available in a vacant lot across the 12th Street from St. Nicholas, and south of the church at Unity Church.

Greek Festival allows the community to visit and experience the sights, sounds and foods and traditions at St. Nicholas and its congregation.

“Orthodox Christianity came to western Colorado in the early 1900s with the first Greek immigrants. Some of these immigrants settled in the Craig and Meeker area in northwest Colorado, others came to the Grand Junction and Paonia areas. Many arrived first to work in the coal mines around Price, Utah, and migrated to western Colorado starting sheep ranches and many other types of businesses. Their Greek Orthodox faith was the thread that ran through their lives, tying them together socially and economically, through a tight-knit network,” said a news release for Greek Festival.

The traditions continue today in the congregation with a mix of people from Greek, Armenian, Ukrainian, Russian and other ethnic backgrounds who share the rich culture of faith.

Call 242-9590 for information.


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