Greek Fest canceled due to fire, church looking to rebuild - Tucson News Now

Greek Fest canceled due to fire, church looking to rebuild

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

One of Tucson's most popular festivals will not be taking place this year.

This September's "Greek Fest" at St. Demetrios Church has been canceled following a fire that destroyed part of the church back in May.

Greek Fest usually attracts thousands of people to the church each year.

Church leaders say it was a difficult decision, but because of the extensive damage to the church, kitchen and hall they had no choice.  They also though about doing it offsite, but leaders say timing was an issue.

In fact, food preparations are usually started weeks in advance and right now their main priority is the church.

The church is looking to rebuild, but they're not sure if will be on the same site.

A concert to help the rebuilding efforts is set for August 27th  at the Fox Theater.

 

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