Bring on the baklava.
After postponing in the spring, the International Greek Food Festival announced this week that the Oct. 23-24 event will be held by drive-thru only at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Now in its 36th year, the fest traditionally welcomes hundreds of hungry locals to the church campus, serving up a full menu of Greek food alongside live music, entertainment, church tours and an "old world" market, none of which activities will take place at the 2020 event thanks to coronavirus concerns.
But never fear. You can still get your fill of favorites like gyros, baklava, spanakopita and loukoumathes by ordering online and picking up your food curbside via drive-thru from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Online pre-orders will open two weeks before the event.
Remaining the same this year is the fest's commitment to helping local nonprofits, having donated more than $1.5 million dollars to more than 30 charities in its history. Proceeds from the 2020 event will benefit Community Connections, Easterseals Arkansas, Centers for Youth and Families, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, Wolfe Street Foundation, Youth Home, Arkansas Foodbank and the Humane Society of Pulaski County.
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