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Church plans three-day food bazaar

Ann Apostal, Pat Annas and Dee Nikas are general chairwomen for a public, three-day food bazaar sponsored by the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

The affair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the St. George Community Hall, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey.

The chefs and women of St. George have planned a menu of traditional food as well as pastries and other refreshments.

A variety of Greek foods will be prepared under the direction of Steve and Jim Kordis and Gregory Atsalis. Featured will be Athenian chicken, lamb, rice pilaf, moussaka (eggplant and ground meat topped with a cream sauce), pastichio (ziti and ground meat with a cream sauce topping) and spanakopita (spinach pie with feta cheese topped with a filo pastry).

Sweet things include several types of baklava, diples (honey roll), finikia (honey dipped cookies), koulourakia (butter cookies) and kourambiedes (wedding cookies with a powdered sugar topping). Sarah Lefakas is pastry chairperson.

A selection of Chinese imports and a Bathroom Boutique are new features this year. Mary Zucconi is in charge of the Bath Boutique. Helen Pappi, Jennie Heath and Frances Atsalis are handling the Chinese imports.

A cherry tree, loaded with more than 4,000 cotton cherries (individually wrapped balls of cotton) is always a highlight of the event. The color inside the cherries indicate a prize-winning find. There are approximately 600 of these winning cherries located somewhere on the tree. Barbara Stamatopoulos is chairwoman, assisted by Diana Farino and Viola Gates.

Fran and Ed Kendall are in charge of attic treasures. Mary Jean Christ is special prize chairwoman.

Entertainment by the St. George Dancers performing traditional Greek dancing is planned during the three-day event at 5 p.m. Friday, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Angelo Angelatos of WLVU radio station will be the disc jockey from 4 p.m. to closing Saturday.

Proceeds from the event go to support the church and the building fund.

There is no admission charge, and parking is free. The public is welcome. Frank Zucconi is in charge of the parking lot.

For information, call (813) 868-5911.

Chapter marks 15th anniversary

The 15th anniversary of the Bayonet Point Chapter 1588 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will be celebrated at a luncheon Friday at Spartan Manor, Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Don Fairbrother will provide entertainment.

Reservations should be made with Rose Paglione, (813) 847-2290, or Anne Minichino, president, (813) 868-6425.

The chapter was founded in October 1977 with 59 charter members; 10 are still active. Total membership is now about 400.

Past presidents and the years they served are Ed Myers, 1977-78; A. B. Brantley, 1979; Sophie Kubon, 1980-81 and 1987-88; Edward A. Prey, 1982; Michael Diglio, 1983-84; Arthur R. Pray, 1985-86; Frank Kubon, 1989-90; and Anne Minichino, 1991 and current president.

Teresa Scott, Angelo Gillotte, Harry Sollers and Harry Overs will be welcomed as new members.

For information, call Anne Minichino, (813) 868-6425.

Halloween safety tips on agenda

Helpful hints on Halloween safety and candy checking will be discussed by a deputy from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hudson Kmart store, 12412 U.S. 19, Hudson.

The Halloween safety tips program is sponsored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Hudson Kmart Good News Committee with Doreen Competelli and Debbie Merchant, co-chairwomen. Committee members are Sue Ferguson, Joyce Boloyan, Kelly Herring and Kim Granda.

Information about people and special events in West Pasco (including Holiday, Port Richey, New Port Richey and Hudson) must be sent in writing one week before the event or one week before deadline for reservations or tickets to Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Submissions will be considered only from organizations based in Pasco County, and then only if the special events are open to the general public.