St. Gregory Armenian Church preps for foodstuff-to-go festival

“Amazing Armenian food stuff including baked goods” will be prepared to decide up at the Armenian Food Festival To-Go at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Springfield.

While the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated altering the yearly festival to a just take-out-only party, Board of Trustees member and parishioner Claudia Muradian-Brubach reported the Saturday, Oct. 17, festival to-go from midday to 5 p.m. continue to will aspect Armenian dinners and baked goods, which she described as “amazing.”

Foods will be served that includes two kinds of grilled kebab — shish kebab (marinated lamb chunks) and losh kebab (seasoned floor lamb and beef) — served with rice pilaf, fasoulia (Armenian inexperienced beans) and pita bread. For lighter fare, there will be spinach-cheese pie. Baked goods will aspect traditional Armenian breads and pastries which include choerag, paklava, kourabia and khadayif.

Expenditures fluctuate for the foods.

Muradian-Brubach grew up a member of the church and spent each once-a-year competition with her mother and father and siblings, feeding on and traveling to with their Armenian good friends. “Typically, I spend a whole lot of time performing at the bazaar like many of our other church customers, but it is incredibly gratifying being aware of we can maintain this kind of an pleasant event for the Armenian local community and the group around us and be able to raise resources to keep on endorsing packages at the church,” she said. “This year is very various. We will not be equipped to spend the time with our friends and spouse and children at the celebration, but we nevertheless wanted to be equipped to share our superb Armenian food with the community.”

The event historically requires place at this time of the yr so that parishioners and buddies can stock up on Armenian baked goods and other items in time for the Thanksgiving/Xmas season.

Proceeds from the church-sponsored Armenian Food stuff Competition To-Go will be utilized for church programming, other gatherings, routine maintenance, and so on.

“This celebration will allow the exterior neighborhood to practical experience our Armenian tradition that has been preserved for many years by picnics and bazaars at our church,” Muradian-Brubach explained.

The foodstuff pageant is a single of the church’s two once-a-year fundraising situations the other party is an annual Father’s Day picnic that generally occurs in June. This calendar year it was cancelled due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church is situated at 135 Goodwin St. in the Indian Orchard segment of Springfield.

Money or checks will be recognized at the Armenian Meals Competition To-Go. To spot a consider-out buy or for additional info, phone the church business at 413-543-4763 or Sima Setian Pariseau at 413-262-7251 or electronic mail [email protected].