Greek success

Dear Editor:The Festival Committee, indeed the entire parish of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, wishes to express publicly their thanks to the Downey City Council and City staff, including the Police Department and Fire Department personnel, for their cooperation and help in making this year's Greek Food Festival a great success. Together with the support of the residents of Downey the festival was the best ever. Thousands of visitors from as far away as Santa Barbara, San Diego, Hesperia and the beach cities flocked to Downey to enjoy the outstanding food and cultural exhibitions of the Festival. We are happy to report the event went off without a single untoward incident. The hundred or so parishioners who worked for weeks preparing the food and pastries and cooked and served, were gratified with the positive response of the festival visitors and are encouraged to continue to make the festival offerings better each year. As one of our hard working ladies put it "we are happy to show the hospitality of St. George and our City of Downey to all of southern California". The St. George parish is happy to showcase Downey's cultural richness in a so well attended Downey event. Harold Tseklenis On behalf of the Festival Committee

********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10