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Saturday, May 03 2014 06:23 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Culture celebrated at Greek food festival

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jennifer Christensen, left, and Athina Haynes have fun on the dance floor during the annual Greek Food Festival Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Gyros were as popular as always during Saturday's annual Spring Greek Food Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Truxtun Avenue.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    This man found a nice, shady spot at St. George Orthodox Church to catch up on his reading after enjoying a meal during the annual Spring Greek Food Festival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Victoria Vazquez, right, dances with Elise Boles Saturday at the Spring Greek Food Festival in town.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The music played by "Synthesi" was enjoyed by many during the Spring Greek Food Festival on Saturday. Here group member Lou Skoby plays a bouzouki while keyboard player Peter Deneff, (not pictured) plays along during the afternoon entertainment at the annual event.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Lou Skoby with "Synthesi," from southern California, plays the bouzouki Saturday at the Spring Greek Food Festival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Peter Deneff with "Synthesi" plays the keyboard for dancing and entertainment during the Spring Greek Food Festival Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Families and friends enjoyed the outdoor dining at St. George Orthodox Church for their annual Spring Greek Food Festival, Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Greek pastries are one of the favorite attractions offered at the annual Spring Greek Food Festival at St. George Ortodox Church. They even keep them in a separate room from all the other foods.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Workers in the food booths kept busy Saturday with their children at hand while making fresh food for those in attendance of the annual Spring Greek Food Festival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Angela Becerra, right, serves up the hot loukoumathes for dessert during the annual Greek Food Festival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Loukoumathes, a dessert of fried puffs of dough with sweet syrup and powdered sugar, is served up hot Saturday at the annual Greek Food Festival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    It's time to eat at the annual Spring Greek Food Festival for these families and friends Saturday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Cathleen and Lynne Budy.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Cheryl Sterris, left, Nick Sterris, George Sterris, Marta Sterris, and Kameron Curtis, right front.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    John and Sidney Kelley.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Matisse, left, Alberto, and Elizabeth Herrera, right.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Shawn Jones and Donald Poteet.

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    Erin and Isaiah Strategos.

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    Kelly Demestihas, Nahla Demestihas and Angela Becerra, right.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Saturday was a time for lamb, pork shish kabobs, Greek chicken, dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and more at the Spring Greek Food Festival.

Held at St. George Greek Orthodox, 401 Truxtun Ave, the cultural event is a fundraiser for the church.

It continues until 11 p.m. Saturday.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.

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