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Image from previous Greek Festival event. Cola Daily file photo.

Lovers of Greek food will have a one-day opportunity to indulge in their favorite Grecian delight during the inaugural Greek To Go event.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia will host the event May 22 to provide the community with a Greek food event in lieu of the cancelation of the church's annual Greek Festival in 2020 due to COVID.

"It's going to be a drive-thru food experience," said Pete Currence, committee member of the Greek To Go event. "We were unable to have our Greek Festival last fall bc of COVID, so we wanted to do a drive thru event for the people in Columbia and the surrounding areas. We wanted to do something before the festival this fall to share our food with everybody in the community."

The event will feature a limited menu with options including chicken, Greek potatoes, Greek-style green beans, spanakopita and pastitsio which Currence said is a Greek-version of lasagna. Gyro sandwiches, Greek salad, Greek pastries and beverages will also be served.

Guests will enter on Richland Street where they will receive an order sheet with a menu attached, then drive down the line to pick up their orders.

The drive-thru will operate from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. May 22 at 1931 Sumter St., Columbia.

"It's an opportunity for everyone in our community to come together and do something for our church and for our community," said Currence. "We’re excited about sharing a lot of our Greek dishes that our community has been able to enjoy all these years, in anticipation of the festival in the fall."

Additional information can be found on the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Facebook page.

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