Sunday, November 11, 2007

Greek Festival of Pensacola

This weekend is the 48th Annual Greek Festival of Pensacola. What began as a dinner in 1959 has turned into an annual fun-filled, three-day event.

This little dancing doll couldn't resist the music and was first on the dance floor.

Kosta Kastanis and his band performed again this year. He can even play his bouzouki (similar to a mandolin), upside-down and backwards while balancing on a chair!

As for dancing, forget Dancing with the Stars. I'd like to see celebrities try to follow the footwork of these Greek dances.

Kosta had my head spinning as his fingers flew!

All worn out.

Hmmm...this should give us a sugar rush!

Or this...

Oh my! Do I dare?

No wonder they dance so much! They have to dance off calories from these fabulous Greek pastries.

Grilling pita bread.

On the menu...Gyros

And if you can't pronounce it, you can just point.

Time to stock up on your olive oil.

A table of sweet bread and biscotti. Some of the specialty items such as this are made by the parishioners themselves.

You still have this afternoon from noon 'til 6:00 p.m. to dance or eat at the Greek Festival. Church tours will also be conducted at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Covenant Hospice of NW Florida.

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