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Greek festival in Holladay Saturday

A mini Greek festival will hit Holladay Saturday as members of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church host a fund-raising event equipped with entertainment, crafts and food.

"It's just like the Greek festival but on a very small scale," said Margaret Kireiev, third vice president for the Prophet Elias Philoptochos Chapter.

Kireiev wanted the church to have an opportunity to give to others and suggested the idea of having a Christmas fund-raiser/boutique to the other members of the Philoptochos Chapter.

"We're having it to give the community a sense of coming together and also to raise funds for disaster relief," Kireiev said.

Admission to the boutique is free, but all proceeds from the booth rentals and from the boutique's food sales will go toward local charities like the American Red Cross or to the national Philoptochos Children's medical fund.

From chicken to meatballs, local church members are cooking and donating the food for the boutique.

"Everything that we don't have to spend the money on will be forwarded to everyone who really needs it," Kireiev said.

The event will feature arts and crafts from local vendors and entertainment from the church. Every hour on the hour there will be folk dancing and performances by the Prophet Elias Church choir. The event will be held at 5335 South Highland Drive in Holladay from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

There are about 1,000 families who belong to the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Kireiev said. But the event is open to anyone.