The Pancretan Association of Melbourne honoured all the fathers of the organisation with a Father’s Day Tavern Night last month.
Over 150 members and their friends attended the event at the Pancretan Members Pavilion, where they were privy to all sorts of festivities.
Food included Antikiristo, a traditional technique of cooking meat in Crete and Cretan Pilafi.
The night started with a performance from two association youth members Manolis Adamakis and Jordi Dermitzakis – the two young teenagers had been learning how to play the Cretan Lyra and were accompanied by their teacher George Sevastakis.
A dance performance by the Pancretan Intermediate Dance Group was also part of the event.
The oldest and youngest fathers on the night Spyros Paterakis and Petros Fragiadakis, respectively, were given special gifts. As for the other fathers, a bottle of Raki went their way, as well as a raffle with plenty of gifts.
But perhaps the biggest news of the event was the announcement of the purchase of a food truck and caravan, which was bought with $200,000 raised from donations last year.
This food truck and caravan will be handed over to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia who will use it to feed the homeless.
Neos Kosmos reached out to the association and president Aggie Mihelakis revealed that more information on the food truck donation will be announced soon.