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Food and passion: Greek festival a big event for all

The group makes its own costumes, featuring the arms and armor of the ancient Greeks. The enactors are happy to pose for pictures and answer questions about Greek history, Neal said. Some festivalgoers who missed them last year have told her how much they're looking forward to catching the group this year.

As for the dancers, the church has about 75 dancers from 8 to 17 years old who know dances from all of the different regions of Greece. They will wear costumes corresponding to those regions as they dance in the dining room.

The festival attracts 25,000 people annually. The church has plenty of free parking, with extra parking at the nearby Center for the Disabled with free shuttle service. Because so much of the festival takes place indoors or under tents, it will be held rain or shine. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

For information, visit www.stsophia.net.""

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