Reverend John Mamangakis and Dennis Starr from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church recently met with Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County to donate part of the proceeds from the 39th Annual Original Greek Festival, held in Ft. Pierce.
Church members have put in hundreds of hours over the last 39 years to volunteer their time, energy and cooking skills and talents to showcase their Greek heritage. Due to their efforts, thousands of visitors to the Festival are able to enjoy the live Greek music and dancing, authentic Greek foods, imported Greek wines, beers and other beverages.
For the last two years, BGC Club Members have volunteered at the Greek Festival to bus tables and help in other areas. “Once again we are thrilled to nurture our relationship with the Boys & Girls Club and their young members,” stated Dennis Starr, one of the organizers of the Original Greek Festival. “The kids worked hard and did a great job. It is a true pleasure to work with them.”
The annual Greek Festival is a major fundraiser for the St. Nicholas Church. Each year, the proceeds are distributed to local community organizations that the church supports, among them Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys & Girls Clubs and Hospice of The Treasure Coast. The dates for next year’s Greek Festival are February 8-10, 2019. “We hope that everyone can join us and learn a little about our Greek heritage,” added Starr.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is located at 2525 South 25th Street, Ft. Pierce. For more information, please call 696-4776.