BC students savor Greek food, culture

Published 6:01 am Friday, December 9, 2011

By MARCIA McRAE

BC Communications Director

Eleven members of the Bainbridge College Social Science Club had the opportunity to sample Greek culture and cuisine at the 2011 Greek Festival, hosted by the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church in Tallahassee, Fla.

“I had a really nice time,” said Ali White of Bainbridge. “I got to try new food and enjoyed it a lot, especially the baklava! The church was beautiful and it was a great experience.”

In addition to enjoying Greek delicacies, live music, folk dancing demonstrations, and Mediterranean folk art, which are popular attractions at the highly attended annual event, the Bainbridge College students also toured the church building. The Rev. Robert John O’Loughlin provided them an explanation of its architecture and the Greek Orthodox Church’s place within the historical, geographic, and theological context of Christianity.

In addition to White, students participating in the event included Bambie Brinson, Thomas Finan, Hillary Houston, Taylor Kirkpatrick, Andrea Spivey, Robert Spivey, and Alana Ward, all of Bainbridge; Brittany Folsom of Cairo, Ga.; and Benjamin J. Henry and Heather King, both of Donalsonville, Ga.

Funding for the Nov. 4 field trip was underwritten by Bainbridge College’s Social Science Club, which promotes the awareness, active interest, and involvement of students in various social, economic and cultural affairs. Dr. John Vanzo serves as the Social Science Club adviser.