Hello fellow denizens! My name is Stephanie (@stephcarper) and I am one of the newest members to Social Media Tulsa! Being fairly new to Tulsa, I was looking to meet some new people, so I went to www.meetup.com, as I had used the site back in Atlanta before, and I discovered #SMTulsa. My first event was the Third Thursday “#Thumbsup4the Homeless” at Ida Red on 08-18. I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl herself and some great #SMTulsa members. After that event I was hooked!
When I found out that our group was going to be participating front and center in Tulsa Greek Fest 2011 this year and that one of our own denizens is host, @LoriCainRE, I was ecstatic! I am so, so excited! Opa! The most exposure and experience I have had with the Greek culture is thorough the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movie, so I am really looking forward to this event! Aside from the delicious and incredible Greek food, I am most looking forward to the dancing, and according to the meetup details post on the #SMTulsa meetup page, we are going to have quite a line up….and a free dance!
@LoriCainRE says on our meetup page when asked about the event, ” …….watch the festive dancers and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life at Tulsa’s Greek Holiday – no passport required!!” Well, this sounds great, considering that I have never even had the chance to travel outside of the country, and Greece is definitely on my list of places I most want to visit.
This will be my first time attending an Greek Festival of any kind, so I was curious about the festival itself and especially it’s history with Tulsa. I found out that this celebration has been a Tulsa tradition for 50 years and is the oldest authentic Greek Festival in Tulsa. The festival was started back in 1960. In the years since, the festival has continued to grow and grow and now is what we know it as today; fun-filled days of delicious authentic Greek food, a wonderful marketa, taverna, traditional and exciting Greek dancing and a fantastic celebration of Greek culture and of Tulsa’s Greek community.
Festival chairman Paul Mihos put it best when interviewed by the Tulsa World during last year’s event , “It’s the one weekend of the year where we all move back to old Greece.” Well Paul, I’m ready!
Opa! Opa! Opa!
Bring your togos! Haha…..just kidding!
Follow on Twitter @TulsaGreekFest for more updates and for more information on the meetup, including dance schedules and details on prizes and giveaways, visit www.tulsagreekfestival.comor visit the #SMTulsa meetup page. http://www.meetup.com/Social-Media-Tulsa/