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Annual Cumming Greek Festival returns Friday
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If you go

• What: Cumming Greek Festival

• When: 3-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

• Where: Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church, 3074 Bethelview Road

• Cost: adults $2, free for children 12 and under

The Cumming Greek Festival is back again, marking the event’s 12th year of operation.

The festival will take place Oct. 14-16 at Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church, located at 3074 Bethelview Road in Cumming.

The festival, which is boasted as the county’s largest ethnic ebent, will feature a live Greek band, authentic food and pastries, a kid’s area and a petting zoo, among other activities.

Gift vendors will also be set up throughout the festival, filled with a variety of Greek items such as authentic Greek sailor hats, clothing, ceramics, copper, books, icons, jewelry, gold and handcrafted items.

The church is also holding a fundraiser, “100 Days to win up to $100,000.”

Each ticket for the fundraiser is $50, but only 5,000 tickets will be sold to increase a person’s chance of winning, said Laura Kefalas, the festival’s chair.

Tickets will be sold until the morning of Oct. 16, and the drawing will be held that afternoon.

“This is cash split fundraiser [and] the winning ticket will receive up to $100,000 cash based on the number tickets sold,” Kefalas said.

For more information and to view the festival’s Greek menu, visit cumminggreekfestival.com.