GreekFest celebrates 45 years at Palatine church

  • Soon to be married couple Lauren Zourkas of Des Plaines and Stefanos Apostolopoulos, formerly of Inverness but now in Chicago, enjoy a gyros platter at St. Nectarios GreekFest at the Greek Orthodox Church in Palatine on Friday.

      Soon to be married couple Lauren Zourkas of Des Plaines and Stefanos Apostolopoulos, formerly of Inverness but now in Chicago, enjoy a gyros platter at St. Nectarios GreekFest at the Greek Orthodox Church in Palatine on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Zografos, right, of Hoffman Estates cooks up Athenian chicken, steeped with lemon oregano and served with rice pilaf, a roll and other Grecian spices. Available for $12, it has people standing in long lines for it an other culinary treats at St. Nectarios GreekFest in Palatine Friday.

      Michael Zografos, right, of Hoffman Estates cooks up Athenian chicken, steeped with lemon oregano and served with rice pilaf, a roll and other Grecian spices. Available for $12, it has people standing in long lines for it an other culinary treats at St. Nectarios GreekFest in Palatine Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/21/2019 8:11 PM

The 45th annual GreekFest at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Palatine opened Friday evening.

The festival, which will continue from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at the church, 133 S. Roselle Road, is all about food, and Greek entrees and pastries will be on the menu, as well as Greek wines and beer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Admission is a freewill donation to the church. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Palatine Food Pantry. A drive-through operates off Roselle Road from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Entertainment includes Rythmos playing Greek dance music on Saturday and Sunday, the St. Nectarios Levedia Dance Troupe performing at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, and the Orpheus Dance Troupe of Chicago performing Greek dancing in colorful costumes at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be games for the kids and shopping at the Greek Marketplace.

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