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Indy GreekFest Shares Traditional Recipe for Gyros

Indy GreekFest Shares Traditional Recipe for Gyros

Indy GreekFest Shares Traditional Recipe for Gyros

How do YOU say it? “Gy-Ro?” “Jy-Ro?” Another way? No matter how you say it, we can all agree, it tastes DELICIOUS!

In our kitchen today, we learn more about this year’s Indy GreekFest from Niki Martine and her daughter Victoria.

Here’s more, as told by Niki:

• The Indy GreekFest is one of Central Indiana’s oldest and largest ethnic festivals and is now in its 46th year.

• The GreekFest began in 1973 at our church’s former location in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood.

• This year’s festival runs from Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Carmel, Indiana.

• Indy GreekFest provides visitors the opportunity to experience Greek life and culture, with a variety of authentic foods, pastries and entertainment.

• Four Greek dance troupes will perform traditional Greek dances throughout each day of the festival.

• Our children’s activities this year are supported by our sponsor, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which currently has an exhibit on Ancient Greece and modern Greece through January.

• Kids can take a photo as a Greek goddess or Greek soldier.

• We also have crafts. Just as Ancient Greeks depicted myths, families can depict a family memory using charcoal and crayons on terracotta-colored paper.

• The church will offer tours throughout the weekend. The iconography, flooring, pews and other fixtures in the sanctuary are now complete.

• Our church in Indianapolis began more than 100 years ago, in 1910. Last fall, the Holy Trinity was elevated to a Cathedral by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Detroit, which places our parish in a leadership role with the Metropolis of Detroit.

• Our volunteers are a big part of the success of the Indy GreekFest. Planning begins months and weeks in advance.
o Our chefs typically cook more than 600 pounds of lamb for the festival.

• About 400 families make up the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week.

A good 20° swing this morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel like temperatures in teens. Will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t hep us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Day time highs should warm to the upper 30s. Tonight will be cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid 40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by mid week with highs in the mid 40s.