Lancaster’s 63rd annual Greek Bazaar raises money for charities, local organizations

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lancaster County church celebrated a century and for two delicious days, all things Greek. This week, the 63rd annual Greek Bazaar was held in Lancaster, but it was a little different this year due to COVID-19. Once again, it was limited to drive-thru.

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It has been a month’s long preparation and on Friday, Nov. 5, the work was still underway. Everything from putting powdered sugar on some Greek delicacies to packaging. 10,000 meals is still the goal for this year’s bazaar.

“It’s just a great event for our church, not just as a fundraiser, but to offer the community an example of our Greek culture and foods, but also for us to get together and socialize,” Kosta Kontanis, chairman of Greek Bazaar, said.

The event kicked off Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lancaster from 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and continued on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“We expect about the same, we served 6,000 meals yesterday. We always feel bad when it backs up, but we are thankful that people are patient and very kind they don’t seem to complain. They are glad to be out and we are glad to see them,” Spencer Phillips, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, said.

One-third of the process goes to local charities and local community organizations that will help people in need.

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