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Mayor Sarno, Representative Puppolo, Senator Velis and Agawam Councilor Bitzas Celebrate the start of Glendi 2022 with Greek Flag Raising Ceremony

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, State Representative Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., State Senator John Velis, Agawam City Councilor George Bitzas, and Lt. Stephen Rose representing Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, joined with our Greek community today to celebrate the start of Glendi 2022 with a special Greek flag raising ceremony at City Hall. The iconic Glendi festival kicks off on Friday, September 9th, 5:00 to 11:00 pm, with family fun entertainment and traditional Greek food, music and dancing at the Greek Cultural Center, 22 St. George Road, Springfield, MA.

Mayor Sarno brought greets to kickoff the ceremony and read a proclamation declaring Thursday, September 9th through September 11th as ‘Greek Heritage Weekend’.   

Mayor Sarno states, “I am looking forward to celebrating with our Greek community by kicking off their iconic Glendi 2022 Festival with a special Greek flag raising ceremony here at City Hall.  I want to thank Father Dionysios Koulianos, Dean of St. George Cathedral, Liza Pappas, Xenophon Beake, and everyone from the Greek Cultural Center, the Glendi Committee and St. George Cathedral for their continued strength, belief, and investment in our Springfield.  Our beloved Springfield is richer because of our residents representing the Greek faith, culture and heritage.  I want to encourage everyone to come down to our Greek Cultural Center starting this Friday and enjoy the family fun entertainment and delicious food and wonderful music and dancing – my family and I have made this a yearly tradition – see you there!” 

For a full list of the Glendi 2022 schedule please visit their website at:

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