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20th Annual Greek Island Festival

Miles Smith, 2, of Northport prepares to shoot

Miles Smith, 2, of Northport prepares to shoot a basket on the Midway at the 20th Annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012) Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh is hosting its 20th annual Greek Island Festival. The festival, which kicked off Thursday and continues until Monday, is expected to bring in a large portion of money needed to help finish the new church building, which is estimated to cost about $2 million.

Gus Rallis, 50, of Hicksville cooks kebabs at
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Gus Rallis, 50, of Hicksville cooks kebabs at the 20th annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012)

Lisa Elliot, 26, left, Dan Maccarone, 23, and
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Lisa Elliot, 26, left, Dan Maccarone, 23, and Bryan Elliot, 23, of Bellmore enjoy gyros at the 20th annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012)

Families enjoy carnival games on the Midway at
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Families enjoy carnival games on the Midway at the 20th annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012)

Miles Smith, 2, of Northport prepares to shoot
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Miles Smith, 2, of Northport prepares to shoot a basket on the Midway at the 20th Annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012)

Mike Rosenberg, 16, of Bellmore tries to win
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Mike Rosenberg, 16, of Bellmore tries to win a stuffed animal for his girlfriend at the 20th annual Greek Festival at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. (May 25, 2012)

Rev. Sarantis Loulakis is the president of the
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Rev. Sarantis Loulakis is the president of the parish community at St. Markella's Greek Orthodox Church in Wantagh. "I've found a community that is giving, spiritual, humble, and at the same time hard working people," Loulakis said. (May 25, 2012)

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