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Faces behind the festival: 38 years of Greek food in Boise

Posted at 5:43 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 08:52:11-04

BOISE, Idaho — Today's Made in Idaho is not a product you can buy in a store or a place you can visit year round, it's an event, held once a year. Now in its 38th year, the Greek food festival has become one of the most highly anticipated festivals in Boise today. It is the one and only fundraiser members of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church host to fund their church expenses for the year.

This event is special to the church because most of them, born in Greece, are able to connect with their roots and share it with the community. Dena Ioannides-Zanks, a long time member of the church says, "I am so proud of my heritage and I’m so glad that we can share this festival with others".

The Greek food festival in Boise kicks off Friday, May 31st and runs through June 1st. The fun begins at 11 a.m and ends at 9 p,m both days, new to the festival is a happy hour that'll run 3-7 p.m Saturday. Admission is $2. For more information, click here.