53rd Annual Tulsa Greek Festival benefits local church

TULSA, Okla. - It's time to celebrate one of the many cultures in Tulsa. Organizers kicked off the 53rd annual Tulsa Greek Festival in downtown Tulsa Thursday.

The three day event will include Mediterranean food, music with dancing and delicious pastries. Chairman Greg Metevelis says there are only about 200 families that are part of the Greek community involved in the church, but there are many more in the surrounding communities. 

Roughly $275,000 are expected to be raised, which will benefit Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. They estimate anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 people are expected to attend the event.

"We feel we have a very important culture and we like to share it," said Metevelis. "We're pleased to have people come out and see what we're all about."

It will take more than 50 volunteers to keep things going. Cooks started preparing since June. The event is open until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday.  The church is located near 13th & S. Guthrie Ave. http://www.holytrinity.ok.goarch.org/GreekHolidayFestival/

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