Sunday, July 10, 2005

Everyone's having fun at the 27th annual Greek Fest presented by St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin. Read the Daily Herald article.

What can you expect if you go? Here is a quick look at the festival by the numbers:

•10,000: The number of people expected to show up for this year’s festival, Savas said.

•3,000: That’s how many pieces of baklava parishioners made for this year’s festival, and for good reason. Baklava, a dessert with flaky layers, nuts, honey, spices and syrup, is the festival’s top-selling pastry, said Chrysoula Zannis, one of the bakers.

The festival continues today from noon until 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 10 p.m. It also includes traditional Greek music, a clown, rides, live Greek dance performances and a Greek marketplace.

I was there yesterday. It was great to see a lively Greek community in Elgin. The festival ends Sunday night. Don't forget to order louks. They're very tasty, doughnut-like things.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed the louks. They sound good though. Is there a restaurant where I can get them?

10:23 AM  

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