Farmingville, NY - At 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright helped draw the sweepstake winners at the Greek Festival in Port Jefferson. The 56th annual Festival, or ‘Glendi’ in Greek, was held on the grounds of the Greek Orthodox Church on Sheep Pasture Road. Hundreds attended, enjoying Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, games and carnival rides for the kids. Music and traditional dance enriched sight and sound. Entertainment was provided by Asteri Entertainment and the Rythmos Hellenic Dancers.
For weeks leading up to the fest, raffles for big ticket prizes are sold to local hopefuls. This year a 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 W4 was first prize! Others included a Bose Home Theater system, Xbox One, laptop computer, cash and gift cards and more. Just 4,999 tickets are sold, and if you took part, chances very good that you would be a winner.
“I’m honored to be a part of the fun at the festival again! This is one of the most anticipated annual events in our community,” said Councilwoman Cartright. “Many thanks go to the church community, participants, and to the sponsors for these fabulous prizes,” stated the Councilwoman.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption is located at 430 Sheep Pasture Road in Port Jefferson. For more information, call the church office at 631-473-0894.