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International Festival 2013

December 14, 2013

This year's International Festival will be held on Saturday, December 14th, from 9 AM - 4 PM at St. George Orthodox Church, 704 W. Sam Houston Ave., Pharr, TX.

A Winter Texan and Family-Friendly Event. Festival Admission, Parking and Entertainment are Free of Charge. This Fundraising Event Features the SALE of International foods, soups and ethnic baked goods, including the church’s famous homemade baklava, baked goods, piroghies, spanikopita, cabbage rolls, stuffed grape leaves and much more. 

 

* The Russian Tea and Coffee Shoppe features gourmet teas, coffees & cold drinks plus homemade baked goods, candy and confections.

* The Greek Grill serves skewers of pork & vegetable souvlaki and beef & lamb gyros.

* International Specialty Food Booths include favorites from Greece, Lebanon and Eastern Europe.

* Hot Soups & Ready-to-eat Refrigerated items plus Frozen Take-home foods from around the world 

* Quality Arts and Crafts, Icons and Books,  plus gift items will be available for purchase, as well as handmade St. George Soaps, toiletries, Monastery Made Beeswax Candles and gourmet St. George Magnificent Mustards, Homestyle Preserves, Herb & Fruited Vinegars & other culinary herbal products.

* Children’s Christmas activities run throughout the day, as well as scheduled Church Tours.

* Entertainment Includes: Celtic Harp, Eastern European Christmas Carols and International Folk Dancing scheduled throughout the day.

 The festival is also the annual “Give a Can; Get a Cookie” food drive for St. George Food Pantry. The food pantry has served over 60,000 hungry people since it began in 2004. Please bring donations of cash, canned goods, coats, blankets, children's clothing and toys and receive a free cookie as a thank you.

 See photos and learn more about our past International Festivals in sections below.

 Click here to download the Festival Flyer

 

 

Festival Photos

More Pre-Festival Preparations Photos

See A Photo Set of Pre-Festival Cooking & Preparations at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8135007@N03/sets/72157625233387559/

Festival Invitation - en espaƱol

La Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge, el Gran Mártir, anuncia el Festival Internacional anual, que se llevará a cabo el sabado 14 de diciembre de 2013, de las 9 de la mañana a 4 de la tarde en nuestras instalaciones en 704 W. Sam Houston, Pharr, Texas.

 

 

 Es un evento para toda la familia. Tanto la admisión como la diversión son gratis. Nuestro festival tambien ofrece comida internacional, sopas, pastelería y repostería de diferentes partes del mundo, incluyendo nuestro famoso baklava hecho en casa

 

· El Café Ruso ofrece café y té gourmet, pastelería, dulces, y repostería hechos en casa.

· La Parrilla Griega estará sirviendo souvlaki y fajitas, así como Pan de Campo

· Especialidades favoritas que incluyen comida de Ucrania y Rusia, Etiopía, Grecia, y México.

· Artes y artesanías de calidad, así como jabones hechos a mano, artículos de tocador, velas de cera de abeja, y hierbas finas para cocina.

· Actividades de Navidad para niños durante todo el día, así como visitas guiadas a la Iglesia.

· Parte del entretenimiento incluye Arpa Celta, Villancicos de Europa del Este, y Danzas internacionales.

 

 

“Dona una lata, recibe una galleta”: El festival también sirve para recaudar alimentos para nuestra “Despensa de San Jorge”. La despensa de alimentos ha servido a más de 50,000 personas desde que se inició en 2004. Ayúdenos donando alimentos, abrigos, cobijas, juguetes, o dinero en efectivo, y reciba una galleta en agradecimiento.

 

Contacto: Padre Antonio Perdomo

Teléfono/Fax: 956-781-6114

Email: padreantoniop@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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