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Coffs Coast Greeks cooking up an Orthodox Easter

THE Coffs Coast's small but passionate Greek community is gearing up for a weekend of celebrations.

The Orthodox Easter is being marked this week with a traditional Greek luncheon at the Aero Club on Sunday.

Angie Gibson, who is among those organising the party, said Coffs Harbour is home to a number of third and fourth generation Greek families.

"My ancestors came to Coffs in the early 50's but others had arrived in the 40's to escape the ravages of the Second World War," Mrs Gibson said.

"Last year we had around 60 people at our Orthodox Easter luncheon, and it would be great if other locals of Greek descent joined us.

Mrs Gibson said the city's best Greek cooks were preparing a host of traditional dishes from lamb souvlaki to moussaka and baklava.

"The cost of the lunch is just $15 and we're asking people to bring their favourite traditional dish for everyone to share.

"We don't want any Greek salad however - that's already taken care of."

For more information call Angie on 0407665368 or Helen on 0422194204



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