Oakland Greek Festival Thank-YOU Dinner June 4
OAKLAND GREEK FESTIVAL 2012! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
I want to express my thanks to all of you for a job well done for another very successful Festival. To Sofo Kyriakopedi and Paul Fakaros our festival chairmen and their executive committee, to the booth chairmen and workers, all the ladies and men who helped to prepare the food and our chefs in the kitchen, dancers and performers, the informative school outreach; everyone did an outstanding job.
Over the course of the three days people spoke of the wonderful food, the philoxenia and the friendliness of our community. An older Chinese woman pulled me aside on Saturday to tell me that this was her 40th festival and not only raised her daughter to come to our festival, but had begun to bring her granddaughter. She is named Sophia in honor of our culture! It is wonderful to hear that our efforts touch people. In addition we collected a great deal of food for the Alameda Food Bank with our dollar off program entrance to the festival. It is our way of giving l thanks to the community of Greater Oakland who has supported us all these years.
We should also thank our gracious Lord for the talented individuals as well as the commitment of our Parish leaders to make this such and outstanding event. Thank you for your stewardship of time and talent.
Fr. Tom Zaferes & Fr. Nebojsa Pantic