PLENTY OF T ASTY TREATS TO TRY

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TESS IKONOMOU

TOWNSVILLE food­ies will be able to sat­isfy their taste­buds at the Glendi Fes­ti­val this week­end.

Cel­e­brat­ing all things Mediter­ranean, cuisines in­clud­ing Greek, Ital­ian and Span­ish will be on of­fer.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Marissa Pa­pa­george said the event had been re­branded to be more in­clu­sive.

“It’s so we can show­case the cul­tures of the neigh­bours of Greece as well,” she said.

Ms Pa­pa­george said the fes­ti­val pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity for lo­cals to learn more about the com­mu­ni­ties in town.

“It’s about ex­pand­ing their knowl­edge of the com­mu­ni­ties within Aus­tralia; there’s peo­ple of all dif­fer­ent her­itages liv­ing in the coun­try,” she said. “So whether that in­cludes learn­ing about be­ing Greek, or any other cul­ture, is what we hope peo­ple can take away from it.

“We want peo­ple to be able to ex­pe­ri­ence more and have fun.”

Chil­dren will have en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided, with the Nick­elodeon Paw Pa­trol per­form­ing.

The Glendi Fes­ti­val will be run­ning on Satur­day and Sun­day at River­way.

En­try is free.

Pic­ture: ALIX SWEENEY

SWEET TREATS: Glendi Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Marissa Pa­pa­george tries some de­li­cious chur­ros.

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