Lebanese American Festival October 10-12

LAS VEGAS – The St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission of Las Vegas
will host its 7th annual Lebanese American Festival Friday through
Sunday, Oct. 10-11-12.

The celebration of food, family and fun will be held on the mission’s
grounds – located at 10325 Rancho Destino Road in Las Vegas – and will
feature authentic Lebanese food, desserts and beverages as well as
live musical entertainment. The event will take place from 4-11 p.m.
Oct. 10, from 1-11 p.m. Oct. 11, and from noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

There will be rides and games for the entire family, and United Blood
Services will host a blood drive on Sunday October 12th from noon to 4
p.m. Admission is $3, children under age 10 and active duty military &
their family with ID free admission. All donated funds and proceeds
will benefit St. Sharbel Mission programs including a new school and
community outreach program.

Preparations for this unique festival have already begun as the
Mission works together to bring this exciting event to the local Las
Vegas community. “We have several volunteers from the Mission who are
working tirelessly to bring this great event together” says Father
Nadim Abou Zeid, pastor of the Mission. The food that will be served
is all prepared from scratch, with one family already prepping over
3000 kibbee balls, a meat, cracked wheat and onion dish that is a
traditional appetizer and favorite of many.

The week of the festival, the Mission invites all media outlets to
visit and see first-hand the preparations that go into a festival.
Father Nadim Abou Zeid and Juliette Hanache, spokesperson for the
festival, will also be available for interviews.

About the Festival

The Lebanese American Festival is a fun, low-cost event unlike any
other festival in the area

Church tours and displays will showcase the rich history and tradition
of the Maronite Catholic faith, which originated in Lebanon, during
the three day event. Additional planned activities include traditional
dancing, live Arabic bands, belly dance performances and lessons,
kids’ activities and of course, lots of homemade Middle Eastern food.
Some of the delicacies that will be offered during the festival
include: shawarma sandwiches, kibbee, hummus, tabouleh and spinach
pies. For dessert, the community can enjoy a variety of Arabic sweets
including baklawa. All donated funds and proceeds will benefit St.
Sharbel Mission programs including a new school and community outreach

St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission is located at 10325 Rancho
Destino Road, Las Vegas, NV. For more information on this and other
events at the mission, please call (702) 616-6902 or visit the
festival website at www.LAFLV.org.

St. Sharbel Mission of Las Vegas
10325 Rancho Destino Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Office: 702-616-6902
Fax: 702-616-4032


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