Pride In Our Festival
A vision and foresight was born to have a Festival which would portray to the Buffalo Community our heritage, and to give everyone the opportunity to be acquainted with our Orthodox Christian Faith, Greek culture, food and entertainment. After countless hours of meetings and much planning, the first Greek Heritage Festival was held in 1977.
As the Festival grew over the years, so did our needs. From having one 40 foot truck parked where the tents now stand, we now have walk-in coolers and freezers on the premises. With love and affection, we remember the countless hours we’ve spent multiplying recipe measurements and insuring that the food tasted like Mom’s own home cooking, no matter how large the crowds! There were many hands that came on Saturdays to help out with the other volunteers who also diligently volunteered on weekdays to insure all was prepared.
Parishioners’ tired, weary bones are the order of the day but excitement reigns which results in a cohesiveness that is woven throughout the community. A young girl stands by a grandmother who patiently teaches as together they prepare the food. Mother and daughter – father and son, working together. Families developing new friends in the community and getting reacquainted with old friends. These are the important benefits of the Greek Heritage Festival.
Our neighbors help by offering their parking lots and items that make running our Festival easier. We salute all our friends for 31 years of unending support. Thank you and may God Bless each and every one of you!