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Fall Festival 2023

We will be having our annual St Mary of Egypt Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7th of this year. Please mark this day on your calendar, as we will need everyone to pitch in to make this event a success. Our festival committee is currently meeting weekly to plan and discuss things such as advertising, sponsorship, and other aspects of the festival. These meetings are open to anyone in the parish to sit in on and contribute to. Also, start now to consider how your talents and abilities may best be able to support the parish in this endeavor that is both a fundraiser and an outreach to the community. We will be having different workdays to prepare for this event that will be announced in advance. For more information about where to volunteer or even what is needed, contact Amal Hanania at amal@stmaryegypt.org .

St. Mary Fall Festival features free live music from Trace Thompson

Homegrown country musical talent Trace Thompson will be among three local musicians featured live at the fourth St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church Fall Festival at 102 East Broadway Street in Greenwood, Saturday, October 7.

 

The family-oriented festival, held inside and outside the church from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. will offer free live music, multicultural and American cuisine and pastries (individually priced),  a silent auction and activities for the kids. Free admission and parking. Musical entertainment also includes performances by Curtis and Lou, Americana and Mousa Khoury, Arabic.

 

Trace Thompson, well known regionally, has written national hit singles and for other artists such as Brad Paisley, Kelsey Ballerini and the group Alabama.  Thompson has earned several JMA nominations and awards through the years.

 

This year the festival showcases its popular home-made cuisine of gyros, brats, polish sausage and hot dogs. Side dishes are greek salads, spanakopita and humus.(Menu could vary, see stmaryegypt.org)

 

The church festival is best known for its popular cultural pastries including truffles, muffins, biscotti, baklava and more. Attendees can also shop at the church bookstore. In the sanctuary hosts will explain the ancient Orthodox faith and beautiful iconography authentically created by Belarus artisans.

 

Proceeds raised from food and silent auction sales fund the church’s pantry and First Friday free community dinners. The church also accepts monetary or canned food donations anytime.

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