St. Anna OPA! Festival
The Flemington OPA! Festival is a Key Community Event You Won't Want to Miss (Coming September 9-11!)
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Every year, St. Anna's OPA! Festival delights the community with its annual cultural extravaganza known for amazing Greek cuisine, and exceptional vendors and entertainment.
Last year, The Flemington Opa! Festival Chair presented the Rescue Squad with a portion of the festival entrance booth proceeds. St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church spearheaded a charity effort to support both the local Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad and also the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center.
During the event, donations were collected at the entrance to support the parish's charity efforts in recognition of the tragic events of 9-11. As a result of public and parishioner support during the event, a check was presented to the Rescue Squad for $2,447.28, representing 50-percent of the entrance donations.
The remaining 50-percent, along with additional funds raised from icon and jewelry sales, has been donated to support the construction of the National Shrine.
"We are thankful for the generosity of parishioners and the public and the efforts of St. Anna during the Flemington Opa! Festival," said squad President Attila Huebscher. "The donation will help the squad pay for the new rescue vehicles it desperately needed to purchase this year."
Diana Grina, Festival Chair noted, "The Flemington Opa! Festival brings the St. Anna parish and the local community together every year, and we are pleased we were able to energize "giving back" by engaging parishioners and the public in supporting these charity efforts."
Check out our Festival Website for upcoming details of this year's event--sure to be spectacular!
Holy Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist; Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus; Memory of the Finding of the Holy Icon of Saint Demetrios the Great-Martyr and Myrrh-Streamer in Syria; Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne