Sunday, May 16, 2010

Annunciation Greek Orthodox, Little Rock

The previous post showed Annunciation's first home; this has been the home of Little Rock's Greek Orthodox church for the past 27 years.

Next weekend the church sponsors the popular International Greek Food Festival. The event began as an annual pastry sale at the Quapaw Quarter church in the 1950s and grew considerably after the move. The festival is a great way to sample food and culture from the Middle East as well as Greece, and it is a major fundraiser for an array of worthy causes.

Incidentally, the church website has one of the most complete synopses of the parish's history of any church I've seen. This entry in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas also covers Greek immigration history around the state.

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