The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Anchorage kicked off its three-day 16th annual Greek Alaska Festival on August 17, featuring traditional Greek music and folk dancing, along with authentic Greek food and it lured some 10,000 people, including many Greek-Americans from other states.
Visitors had the chance to purchase Greek-style pottery, jewelry and other goods from the agora, or marketplace. In addition to all of the food and fun, a brand-new Mercedes SUV was also up for raffle. Organizers said the festival was a fun way to share Greek culture with the community.
“We’ve been in this community for 25 years, and now that we’re maturing, we’re building our new building and we want to share our faith and our culture with the larger community in Anchorage,” said festival organizer Maria Baskous.