Armenian Fest a Success
By David Luhrssen
The 2015 Armenian Fest (July 19) was St. John’s most successful picnic in recent years. The Cultural Hall was packed for much of the afternoon, the tent outside was crowded, food sales were brisk and many church-historical tours were given. This year, MidEast Beat provided music outside and Stepan Frounjian performed Armenian melodies on electric keyboards indoors.
As usual, Armenian Fest was an opportunity for fellowship among Armenians of Southeastern Wisconsin; many regulars from the outside community returned, complementing our crew the delicious food. Especially gratifying this year was the large turnout by non-Armenians who came for the first time as a result of advanced publicity.
Special thanks to Diane Blinka and Jan Kopatich for organizing the event and to all the volunteers who prepared the food, set up the hall, pitched the tent and staffed the event.