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Guests gather for the Greek Food Festival, greeted by Greek guitar

Amber Hayden, Photographer

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The sounds of the bouzouki, a Greek guitar, played through speakers as guests walked into the annual Greek Food Festival on May 3 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Truxtun Avenue.

Along with the sounds, there were also the smells of several traditional Greek foods.

There were several booths set up for food. The busiest of them all seemed to be the booth selling gyros, which is a sandwich made of lamb meat, onions, tomatoes, and a sauce called tzatziki.

Located inside of a little room, the desserts were kept in order to keep them cool and out of the sun.

Such desserts as baklava and lokuomades, fried pastries dipped in honey, could be purchased inside.

If you weren’t a fan of Greek food, it was OK as there was a booth selling hot dogs and inside the dessert room were chocolate cupcakes filled with tiramisu and kahlua cream.

Even though there were several bounce houses set up for the kids to play on, they seemed to lean more toward the cotton candy, snow cones, and kettle corn.

There was also live music provided by Synthesi, tours of the church itself, and a booth was set up where three Greek priests were willing to speak with people as they came in.

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Guests gather for the Greek Food Festival, greeted by Greek guitar