Oh-pah! Mason City’s annual Greek Festival is underway today (Saturday). One of the organizers, Pastor Joseph Mirowski, says it’s a unique event that allows people to experience a culture that is normally not showcased in smaller Midwestern communities.
Pastor Mirowski says the ethnic flair and ethnic flavor is part of the attraction, being something you’re not for a day. Mirowski says one of the main reasons people keep coming back is all the fine food — from pastries to chicken. He says if you never planned to go to the Greek islands, this will provide you at least a flavor of what it’s like over there during the weekend community dances.
Mirowski says Mason City’s Greek Festival attracts people from all over the Midwest due to its authentic atmosphere. Mason City’s Greek Festival starts at 11 o’clock this (Saturday) morning and runs all day at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.