Greek Festival 2014 is coming very soon June 6th, 7th, & 8th

Come for the food stay for the fun!!!! Hot off the Press"' Greek Festival 2014 is coming very soon June 6th, 7th, & 8th

Media Contacts: Athan Perahoritis 816-456-3292

Overland Park, KS - It's time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Mediterranean! Greek Festival2014 is just around the comer. Mark your calendar for, June 6th, 5 pm - 10 pm, Saturday June 7th 11 am – 10 pm & Sunday, June 8th, 11 am - 8 pm. The community of St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church expects over 15,000 visitors for their 53rd annual food and entertainment venue on the church grounds, 8100 W. 95th Sheet, O.P. KS, 66212. Admission and parking are free with additional parking across 95th street at Holy Cross School. Everyone knows the best part of Greek Festival2014 is the food. This is not your usual summer festival of hot dogs and popcorn! Only the finest ingredients are used to prepare our gourmet Greek delicacies--and serving sizes are of Epic proportions! Succulent Souvlaki (marinated pork tenderloin kabobs), mouth-watering Gyros (seared lamb & beef in pita bread in a savory yogurt/cucumber sauce), and Traditional Lamb chops (roasted with garlic & seasonings) are just a few of the main dishes that are all made from scratch by our church members. We haven't been sitting on our Greek laurels' Pop a few Spanakopita (spinach cheese puffs) and Dolmades (beef & rice stuffed grape leaves) in your mouth and you'll know why Philhellenes (friends of the Greeks) keep coming back year after year. After licking sticky, honey fingertips from Baklava (honey drenched nut & filo layers), and Galadoboutiko (honey-soaked custard-filled filo) you'll enjoy hours of toe tapping with Live Greek music and dancing! Get out there and learn some of the latest Greek dance with the dance troupe. The Greek band, A Night in Athens, will perform all weekend. International Bouzouki star George Antonopoulos joins vocalist Joanna Katsonis and band, as they perform both popular and folk music. Our local dance troupes Ikouyennia (Family) dancers and the Delta Dynamis dancers will wow you with their dances! Performance times are Friday June 6th, 6 & 8 PM, Saturday June 7th, 11:30 AM, 2:00, 4:30, 6:30, & 8:00 PM, and Sunday June 9th, 12:30, 2:30, & 5:30 PM. Souvenir hunters will de1ight in our Greek Marketplace. You'll find crafted gold and silver jewelry, Greek sailor hats, imported icons, fine linens and more. You can charge your food or gift: purchases for your convenience. Touts of the church and its beautiful iconography are conducted throughout the weekend. We invite you to learn about the history and traditions of the Orthodox faith. Proceeds from the sale of our- community cookbook, Food Fit for Gods, $10, benefit local, regional and national Philanthropies. Rain or shine, the big tents will provide a comfortable and shady spots to enjoy the food and fun. Kick back; drink some Greek wine, beer, ouzo or soft drinks. Be Sure to bring an umbrella if it looks like rain! Please call contact above or the church office at 913-34-1-7373 to schedule media interviews and feature stories. Visit our web-site at www.stdionysios.otSj for more information. ###

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