5th Annual Montebello Armenian Food Fair & Fest

Volunteers making traditional kebab at last year's food festival

MONTEBELLO—The Holy Cross Cathedral Festival Committee is pleased to announce their 5th Annual Armenian Food Fair and Festival celebrating authentic Armenian food, music, culture and talent, to be held on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello.

This year’s festival will be the perfect venue to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend. Fest 2012 will offer an arts and crafts zone where children can prepare Mother’s Day gifts with their very own hands. Specialty items for Mother’s Day will also be available on vendor row just made for that special loved one.

Fest 2012 promises even more variety, fun and games for all ages. Guests will continue to enjoy our famous and delicious authentic Armenian foods, professional dance performances, raffle, KidZone, backgammon tournament, drum circle, Beer & Wine Garden and a variety of live music. New additions to Fest 2012 include a SportZone for both children and adults and a ping pong tournament.   Also featured, the first ever Hye Chef Competition to judge the best Sarma in town.

The Official Grand Sponsor of AFF Fest 2012, Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Nevair Samuelian & Family, of Nationwide Environmental Services are pleased to return for the third year in a row to provide generous support for the festival. “My family and I are very proud and honored to be the Official Grand Sponsor of AFF Fest 2012. As Armenians living in the United States, there is nothing more important than our faith and our families to maintain our culture, our identity and our devotion to Armenian causes,” said Joe Samuelian, President of NES.

The Montebello community is going strong with more than 60 years of support from their devoted church members of Montebello and surrounding communities. “Even though I have lived here for over 45 years,” said Samuelian, “I have never wavered in my support and commitment to the church and to Armenians.”

Whether monetarily, or through the warm-hearted devotion of immeasurable hours invested by the Holy Cross Ladies Aid, Board of Trustees and countless other volunteers, the Holy Cross Cathedral extends their sincere gratitude for such outstanding community support.

This year’s list of  sponsors also includes Zabel Iknadossian & Family of European Lion-International Machinery: Food Court Grand Sponsor, The Poochigian Family: Beer & Wine Garden Grand Sponsor, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bagramian, KidZone Grand Sponsor, along with countless additional charitable contributors and sponsors.

Admission to the Armenian Food Fair & Fest is $2 for Adults and Free for Kids 12 and under. Ample free parking will be available.  The Holy Cross Cathedral is located at 900 West Lincoln Avenue, Montebello, CA.  For more information, schedule of performances, activities, and sponsorship information, please visit the Festival web site at www.ArmenianFoodFair.com or call (323) 314-1375.

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