|Steve X. (2006)|
These days, the festival takes place on the church's March Lane campus. In the beginning -- that would be 1959 -- it was held at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. That was a VERY big deal for us Stockton Greek-Americans.
It should also be noted that a 1989 article featuring my Dad Steve was entitled "Beware of Greek serving fine food." We are reminded that: "Between festivals Xanttopoulos and his wife manage the church social hall." There was no end to their involvement/devotion to St. Basil's, and they weren't the only ones.
|Chris, Oly & Paula (2006)|