Greek Festivals in California for August 2014

by Mary Papoulias-Platis on

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I fell behind this month in posting the Greek Festivals , due to my heavy schedule with my new cookbook.  I hope they all had very successful events. The churches continue to celebrate with their local community each year with activities for the entire family. They are proud to serve up their local traditional Greek […]

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