Savannah Greek Festival celebrates 60th anniversary

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - One of Savannah's most popular festivals is celebrating a milestone on Oct. 13. It is not only the first day of the Savannah Greek Festival but it is also the 60th year that Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church has put on the event.

Dozens of people lined up for traditional foods like baklava and lamb. There was also music and dancing. Organizers say it is all for a good cause.

"A lot of people think it's a great time and it's for a great cause.  A lot of the profits go to a lot of non-profit organizations around town.  Last year we did a huge donation to the World War II memorial on River Street in honor of all the Greeks that fought and died in World War II.  We're very proud of our heritage so we want to do what we can for the community and this is how we show it," said Tommy Danos, Savannah Greek Festival.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 through Oct. 15.

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