Members of a Maronite Catholic community in Virginia are planning a large Lebanese food festival from May 18 to May 20 on church grounds.
St. Anthony Maronite Church in Glen Allen, Virginia will serve up a smorgasbord of Lebanese dishes — everything from spinach and cheese pies to shawarma sandwiches.
The three-day festival is a glimpse into Lebanese food, dessert and culture for the Virginia town and its nearby communities.
For the first time this year, festival organizers invited members of the St. Rafqa Choir from Lebanon to perform folk and religious music on Friday and Saturday night.
Admission is free, but food prices range from $2 to $9. The festival is fundraising opportunity for the church.