Thursday, August 1, 2013

Maronite Church Prepares for Lebanese Heritage Days

Members of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church on South Fourth Street in Downtown Easton have been busy this week preparing for the 36th annual Lebanese Heritage Days festival, set to take place this weekend on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4.

While some volunteers have been busy with food preparations in the church's kitchen, others have worked to begin erecting tents in the parking lot, where most of the festival will take place.

And, the young dancers, who are one of the main highlights of the event, have been seen perfecting their routines outside for the last few weeks. This year the troupes' numbers have swelled noticeably, said dance instructor Marta Gabriel.

Featuring a plethora of Lebanese food, dancing, live music, children's activities, and a vendors' marketplace, the annual festival always attracts an enthusiastic crowd, many of who are not church members, but come from around the city and beyond to partake of one of Easton's most popular cultural festivals,

The event will run on Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free and the festival happens rain or shine.

See you there!

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