Saint Sophia Cathedral

Annual Greek Festival 2018

Saint Sophia’s festival brings the best of Greek food, drink and culture to the D.C. area. An annual tradition, the festival for 2017 will be held on May 18 - 20, 2018 (Fri-Sat 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM).

Help support our community by volunteering this weekend! We need YOUR HELP in serving our delicious gyros, sharing our spectacular spanikopita, navigating our honeyed pastries and sweets, dispensing beer and wine, and, of course, selling Mercedes Raffle tickets.  All profits from the festival are vital to underwriting the Cathedral's operations...from maintaining the smallest tessera in our mosaics to providing the crayons our Sunday School students enjoy during the school year.  

Can't share your TIME? Help us underwrite the cost of the festival by sharing your TREASURE and making a donation towards the festival costs. Donations can be made at the church office or at the Festival Corner.

All donations of TIME (volunteering) or TREASURE (donations) will be recognized with a donation leaf at our Festival Corner!

VOLUNTEER DETAILS

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes...and be ready to get a little dirty.
  • Bring the bare essentials -- we do not have a secure place for purses or personal items, so try to keep the items you bring to a minimum.
  • Please arrive on time for your shift -- our festival runs smoothly because of our volunteers and your timely attendance helps everything keep going.
  • There will not be parking available in the church parking lot, so hunt the neighborhood for spots or use public transportation.
  • When you arrive, go directly to your volunteer location -- a map of the festival can be found on the church's website. Go to:http://www.saintsophiadc.com/ministries/volunteer/greek-festival/
  • Volunteers will receive a voucher at the completion of their shift for a festival meal and we ask that all volunteers complete their shift prior to taking their meal.
  • When getting your volunteer meal, please wait in line (do not jump the line).
  • For volunteers at our Sunday shifts, while the festival ends at 7pm, your shift ends at 9pm so you can help us clean and disassemble your respective stations. Please stay and help us make sure everything is put away properly for use at next year's festival.
  • For all cash register volunteers, we will train you on how to operate the machines. 
  • Have fun! Yes, you'll be tired. Yes, you'll probably be a little sore. And definitely dirty. But take the time to listen to the music, sample some of the wonderful food and drink, and enjoy this once a year celebration.

FESTIVAL BOOTH CHAIRS

CUZINA: Eleni Planzos

GRILL: Andrew Ladas and Charlie Zavlianos

LAMB: Yanni Xanthos and George Theodoridis

LOUKOUMADES: Matthew Planzos

PASTRY: Irene Creed and Stracie Maniatis

RAFFLE: John Alahouzos

TAVERNA: Bill Lockhart and Larry Easa

VOLUNTEERS: Amanda Lockhart

WELCOME TABLE: Chris Chaconas

Questions?

Contact Amanda Lockhart at [email protected] or the Cathedral office for more information at 202-333-4730.

Created by:   Amanda Lockhart
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
05/16/2018 (Wed.) Vendor Prep and Setup  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Vendor Prep and Setup Volunteer (4)

Help setup tables (including stapling on paper and plastic covers) for vendors in main tent. Labor intensive.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Lynne Courtney
Penelope Kalogeropoulos
Prep and Setup  6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prep and Setup Volunteer (5)

Help cut, chop and season food for festival and generally assist with tent setup.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Leah (Drilias) Boudreaux
05/17/2018 (Thu.) Vendor Prep and Setup  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Vendor Prep and Setup Volunteer (4)

Help setup tables (including stapling on paper and plastic covers) for vendors in main tent. Labor intensive.

 
Prep and Setup  10:00am - 4:00pm  

Prep and Setup Volunteer (5)

Help cut, chop and season food for festival and generally assist with tent setup.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Maria Petaros Engvall
I can be there at noon
4:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prep and Setup Volunteer (5)

Help cut, chop and season food for festival and generally assist with tent setup.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Amanda Ganginis
Joanne Ganginis
05/18/2018 (Fri.) Grill  10:00am - 4:00pm  

Grill Food Prep Volunteer

Adult volunteer to prep food for serving

 
Maria Waters

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 
11:00am - 4:00pm  

Grill Cooking Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate chicken and pork cooking

 

Grill Food Service Volunteer (5)

Prepare and serve gyros and souvlaki

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Amanda Ganginis
Joanne Ganginis
Heather Ganginis Del Pino

Grill Fries Prep Volunteer

Volunteer to serve french fries

 

Grill Pita Prep Volunteer

Volunteer to warm pitas for sandwiches

 

Grill Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the grill

 
Loukoumades  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Loukoumades Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the loukoumades booth

 

Loukoumades Volunteer (5)

Adult volunteers to prepare and serve hot, fresh loukoumades.

 
Mercedes Raffle  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Mercedes Raffle Volunteer (4)

Sell Mercedes Raffle tickets for drawing on Sunday night.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
John McNeal
John Alahouzos
Pastry - Indoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Pastry - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor pastry booth

 
Joanne Kenny

Pastry - Indoor Volunteer (7)

Serve baklava, finkia, and more.

 
2 of 7 slots filled
Lia Fidas
Penelope Kalogeropoulos
Pastry - Outdoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Pastry - Outdoor Greek Coffee Volunteer

Prepare hot Greek coffee in priki

 

Pastry - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor pastry booth

 
Anna Ward

Pastry - Outdoor Volunteer (5)

Serve baklava, frappe, greek coffee and more.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Maria Petaros Engvall
Taverna - Indoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Taverna - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor taverna booth

 
Elaine Joost

Taverna - Indoor Volunteer (2)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
All slots filled
Louie Louie
Philip Ufholz
Taverna - Outdoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Taverna - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor taverna booth

 

Taverna - Outdoor Volunteer (6)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Janice Calomiris
Christopher Canellakis
Andrew Ward
Welcome Table  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Welcome Table Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to share information about the Saint Sophia community

 
Kitchen  11:30am - 4:00pm  

Kitchen Volunteer (6)

Serve spanikopita, roast chicken lamb and more.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Denise Skoutelas
Grill  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Grill Cooking Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate chicken and pork cooking

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Steve Michaels

Grill Food Prep Volunteer

Adult volunteer to prep food for serving

 

Grill Food Service Volunteer (5)

Prepare and serve gyros and souvlaki

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Maria Sweet (3)
John Costalas Costalas

Grill Fries Prep Volunteer

Volunteer to serve french fries

 
Mereos Family

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 

Grill Pita Prep Volunteer

Volunteer to warm pitas for sandwiches

 

Grill Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the grill

 
Joanna Ladas
Kitchen  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Kitchen Volunteer (6)

Serve spanikopita, roast chicken lamb and more.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Mary Kirshbaum
Linda Loukas
Eugenia Ufholz
Loukoumades  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Loukoumades Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the loukoumades booth

 

Loukoumades Volunteer (5)

Adult volunteers to prepare and serve hot, fresh loukoumades.

 
Mercedes Raffle  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Mercedes Raffle Volunteer (4)

Sell Mercedes Raffle tickets for drawing on Sunday night.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
John Alahouzos
Pastry - Indoor  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Pastry - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor pastry booth

 
Anna Ward

Pastry - Indoor Volunteer (7)

Serve baklava, finkia, and more.

 
Pastry - Outdoor  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Pastry - Outdoor Greek Coffee Volunteer

Prepare hot Greek coffee in priki

 

Pastry - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor pastry booth

 

Pastry - Outdoor Volunteer (5)

Serve baklava, frappe, greek coffee and more.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Penelope Margas
Vassiliki Margas
Taverna - Indoor  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Taverna - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor taverna booth

 

Taverna - Indoor Volunteer (2)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
Taverna - Outdoor  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Taverna - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor taverna booth

 
Tina Kouretsos

Taverna - Outdoor Volunteer (6)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Janice Calomiris
Steve Church
Andrea Kalochristianikas
Andrew Ward
Pete Grivas
Welcome Table  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Welcome Table Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to share information about the Saint Sophia community

 
05/19/2018 (Sat.) Grill  10:00am - 4:00pm  

Grill Food Prep Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to prep food for serving

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Maria Waters

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 
11:00am - 4:00pm  

Grill Cooking Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate chicken and pork cooking

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Panayiotis Steele

Grill Food Service Volunteer (10)

Prepare and serve gyros and souvlaki

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Voula And Son Sotiris Tsoutsouras (2)
Mereos Family (3)
Susan Cymek
Joanne Ganginis
Katerina Dorian
Will serve french fries.

Grill Fries Prep Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to serve french fries

 
All slots filled
Dean Wisemiller
James Dorian
Will cook french fries.

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (4)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Amanda Ganginis
Heather Ganginis Del Pino

Grill Pita Prep Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to warm pitas for sandwiches

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Eli Wisemiller

Grill Register Volunteer (2)

Operate the cash register at the grill

 
All slots filled
Gavriel Chichester
Joanna Ladas
Lamb on a Spit  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Lamb on a Spit Volunteer (3)

Season, grill and slice lamb on the spit.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
John Fassolakis
Nondas Mouhanis
Loukoumades  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Loukoumades Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the loukoumades booth

 
Elisabeth Charles

Loukoumades Volunteer (5)

Adult volunteers to prepare and serve hot, fresh loukoumades.

 
All slots filled
Vicki Anagnostopoulos
Elizabeth Malliakos
Stephanie Zevitas
Lito Michalopoulou
Elizabeth Baker
Mercedes Raffle  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Mercedes Raffle Volunteer (4)

Sell Mercedes Raffle tickets for drawing on Sunday night.

 
All slots filled
John McNeal
John Alahouzos
Kaavya Ramesh
Paul Gadalla
Pastry - Outdoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Pastry - Outdoor Greek Coffee Volunteer

Prepare hot Greek coffee in priki

 
Nicholas Linaburg

Pastry - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor pastry booth

 
Nicole Kiourkas

Pastry - Outdoor Volunteer (5)

Serve baklava, frappe, greek coffee and more.

 
All slots filled
Penelope Margas
Anastasia Paranicas (2)
w/ Helen Paranicas
Jennifer Aly
Despina Costalas
Pastry - Indoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Pastry - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor pastry booth

 
Catherine Sarlis

Pastry - Indoor Volunteer (7)

Serve baklava, finkia, and more.

 
4 of 7 slots filled
Libby Koklanaris
Joanne Kenny
Andrea Hochleutner
Irene Wahba
Taverna - Indoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Taverna - Indoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the indoor taverna booth

 
Philip Ufholz

Taverna - Indoor Volunteer (2)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Christopher Perona
Taverna - Outdoor  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Taverna - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor taverna booth

 
Haley Economakis

Taverna - Outdoor Volunteer (6)

Serve beer, wine and other beverages.

 
All slots filled
Janice Calomiris
Steve Church
Andrew Ward
Stamatia Williams
Nicholas Scoufaras
Kalliopi Vlastos
Welcome Table  11:00am - 4:00pm  

Welcome Table Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to share information about the Saint Sophia community

 
Kitchen  11:30am - 4:00pm  

Kitchen Volunteer (6)

Serve spanikopita, roast chicken lamb and more.

 
Grill  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Grill Cooking Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate chicken and pork cooking

 

Grill Food Prep Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to prep food for serving

 

Grill Food Service Volunteer (10)

Prepare and serve gyros and souvlaki

 
All slots filled
Elisabeth Charles
Maria Sweet (3)
Evangelos Kostaris
Jacob Kostaris
Evangelos Kostaris
Tina Faulkner
Mereos Family (3)
John Costalas Costalas

Grill Fries Prep Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to serve french fries

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Evangelos Kostaris
Hailey

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (2)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Evangelos Kostaris
Evangelos

Grill Gyro Slicing Volunteer (4)

Adult volunteer to operate gyro slicers

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Athan Manuel

Grill Pita Prep Volunteer (2)

Volunteer to warm pitas for sandwiches

 
All slots filled
Nick Vouzikas
Nick Vouzikas
Andrew Harris
Won't arrive all 5 - 6pm

Grill Register Volunteer (2)

Operate the cash register at the grill

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Joanna Ladas
Kitchen  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Kitchen Volunteer (6)

Serve spanikopita, roast chicken lamb and more.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Lia Fidas
Effie Siegel
Eugenia Ufholz
Lamb on a Spit  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Lamb on a Spit Volunteer (3)

Season, grill and slice lamb on the spit.

 
Loukoumades  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Loukoumades Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the loukoumades booth

 

Loukoumades Volunteer (5)

Adult volunteers to prepare and serve hot, fresh loukoumades.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Mark Dudley
With Maria Thomas
Mercedes Raffle  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Mercedes Raffle Volunteer (4)

Sell Mercedes Raffle tickets for drawing on Sunday night.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
John Alahouzos
Pastry - Outdoor  4:00pm - 10:00pm  

Pastry - Outdoor Greek Coffee Volunteer

Prepare hot Greek coffee in priki

 

Pastry - Outdoor Register Volunteer

Operate the cash register at the outdoor pastry booth

 
Anna Ward
I will be driving from work in VA and might be a few minutes late. Will call Amanda if I am running late.

Pastry - Outdoor Volunteer (5)

Serve baklava, frappe, greek coffee and more.

 
All slots filled
Penelope Margas
Vassiliki Margas
Sophia Warnement (2)
Also my friend Rachel Geisel