Taste of Greece offers smorgasbord of culture in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

July 14, 2014 Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 5:45 AM CST

Duluth, MN NNCNOW.com) - Those going for a Taste of Greece in Duluth this weekend were treated to a smorgasbord of culture at Marshall School.

The family event, sponsored by the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, showcases the sights, sounds, and smells of the Greek culture.

Organizers accomplish that by bringing Greece and Cyprus alive through traditional costumes, song and dance... and a whole lot of lamb.

17–year–old Megan Solem and 8–year–old sister Kalliope Johnson were two of those donning the authentic Greek garb on Sunday.

Kalliope said she was wearing a dress that comes from the island regions, while Solem's came from a more regal background.

"If you were in favor with the queen you'd wear a dress with the blues and the gold," said Solem, displaying her dress, "and you have a hat with a really long tassel that, the longer it is, the more in favor you are with the queen."

Solem, says she's proud to represent the energy of her culture with her little sister.

The two day event wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

Billy Wagness
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