2013 FESTIVAL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

Our 5th annual Festival held Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, was not only a tremendous success, but was also a fun and memorable time for families and friends. Many had the pleasure to reunite with long-time friends and relatives they had not seen in years.

 
 

Approximately 3,000+ guests attended the standing-room-only, weekend long event. Seating for 500 was provided under the shade of a 4,000 square foot lighted canopy. Additional large, lighted canopies for dancing, beer and wine garden, and pastries, created a beautiful, friendly atmosphere. There was also additional seating for 100 at umbrella tables.

We had mouth-watering beef, chicken and luleh kebabs, yalanchi, boreg, kufta, lahmajoon, shawarma sandwich, vegetarian dishes, scrumptious desserts, Armenian coffee, and a beer and wine garden. Beautiful, traditional Armenian folk music was
provided by Tom Bozigian, who also gave dance lessons. Our own folk dance group performed for the crowd both days.

Many not familiar with our faith had the opportunity to attend church tours offered twice daily by Fr. Moushegh.

This year, we offered attendees the first edition of our Official Souvenir Program, complete with information about Festival activities, a little bit about Armenian history and traditions, beautiful photographs, and ads from our well-wishers and businesses.

The shopping boutique booths and Kids Zone completed the Festival activities.

 

The children had a great time with their own lemonade stand, carnival games, bungee run and open toddler bounce house. Umbrella tables inside the Kids Zone made a comfortable place for parents to relax with friends and enjoy watching their
children at play.

Guided by Fr. Moushegh Tashjian, the Festival was under the direction of Debbie Simonian, Chairman, Wayne Simonian, Vice Chairman, Varoujan Torikian, Treasurer, Joyce Kechian, Secretary, and Melissa Simonian, Art Director; and Committee Members: Christeen Amloian, Aret Aramian, Hovsep Bergciyan, Robert Kechian, Tony Markarian, Claudette Mekalian, Yn. Sylva Tashjian, Izzy Toumanian, Suren Toumanian, Susie Toumanian.

A huge thank you to our hard-working volunteers, guests, sponsors, and vendors for
your support!

Stay tuned for next year!

Debbie Simonian

 

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