The 3rd Annual
6 & 7 October 2007

MORE WILL BE REPORTED, but let me say “Thank You!” to the Chairmen, to every good soul who offered assistance toward the success of our Romanian Festival, and to those who attended. It was a huge project, undertaken by a very few, to help make our Orthodox Faith and our Parish Church better known as the "Cathedral" and "mother parish" of the Romanians in our community, and to generate needed funds.

Virtually all of our 1500+ guests enjoyed themselves. Many compliments were received, including from Nicoleta Petrin, one of the guest singers who has been to the major festivals in Chicago and elsewhere. She named ours’ as the finest! Another guest immediately added, “the best in America!”

WE APPRECIATED Bishop Irineu’s (and Hierodeacon Sebastian!) participation in our weekend Festival and, above all, having him celebrate the Divine Liturgy with us on Sunday. His Grace and Fr Sebastian have been with us for each of our 3 festivals. Intru multi ani, Stapane! 

We’re happy people were pleased. For us, it is best to simply and humbly thank God for blessing us with the desire and commitment to do good.

 Father Laurence

Anita, Diaconeasa Ramona, Ghita, & Erica
Ana, Diana & friend say "branza" for the camera!
Bob & Mihaela Charlier were in charge of tickets

A view from the stage into the main hall
Ladies sold homemade treats at "Buna's Bakery"
The Bars were busy all day with thirsty guests

Unique t-shirts were once again a popular hit
The parish gift-shop offered a large variety
Even the youngest showed national pride

Preoteasa Lazar in costume with volunteers
AROY members help at the main food lines
Several costumes were on display in the museum

Children enjoyed games throughout the festival
Christine Placinta was in charge of the kids area
Cristina, Alex & Sloane at the t-shirt booth

The dance floor was full all weekend
Making fresh "placinte  cu branza"
Doina Ensemble of Canton Ohio

Doina offers a dance of the "Oas" area
Younger members of Doina Ensemble
The men of Doina perform the "Briul"

Doina performs the "Crihalma" ladies dance
Elena, Michael & Elizabeth in costume
Diana Rus & Gus Vincent at a ticket sales table

All guests received a wristband as they entered
"Fonelogic" company takes a break for a photo
Fr Lazar with some of Doina Ensemble

Florence Westerfield was in charge at the giftshop
Virtuoso Gheorghe Trambitas on the taragot
Mark Kalugar & Gideon cook at courtyard grills

Gabi & Diana help at the CD sales table
Ladies prepare fresh foods in the kitchen
Ioana, Raluca, Ioana & friend enjoy the day

Nicoleta, Jenny & Ramona perform
Everybody loves a Romanian girl!
A view of the children's area in the courtyard

Luminita Nikodin prepares hundreds of placinte
Some of the ladies at "Buna's Bakery"
Maria, John Lazar (chairman), & Ioana

Soloist Nicoleta Petrin thrills the audience
Nicoleta Petrin surrounded by dancers
Maria and her new friend smile for the camera

Pusa Poienaru entertained with songs
The festival is truly a "family" event
Dn Pop, Pusa Poienaru & Stella Nacu of TVRi

Bishop IRINEU enjoys time with some children
Ansamblul Rapsodia of Windsor ON
Ramona & Jenny before the Romanasul play

Our proud "Romanasul" Ensemble with His Grace
The "cuscrii" give advice during the wedding play
Psa Balanean, Dsa Pop & Psa Lazar

Silvana played the role of "mireasa" (bride)
The conclusion of Romanasul's performance
Romanian costumes were worn all weekend
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