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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Thomas, a cultural and community landmark for many years, hosts the Annual Greek Agora Festival this year from Thursday, October 4, through Sunday, October 7; and
WHEREAS from its start as a small bake sale at the Moorestown Mall, the annual festival has flourished, and now draws thousands of visitors from all over the Delaware Valley to celebrate Greek culture in Cherry Hill; and
WHEREAS the sights and smells of each year’s Greek Agora Festival transcends the ancient Greek marketplace through countless varieties of food, traditional Hellenic dancing, folk songs, and much more; and
WHEREAS Cherry Hill Township is proud of its active Greek community, which contributes so much to our Township, passing the foundations of Greek culture from generation to generation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Thursday, October 4, 2012, as
Greek Agora Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in embracing Greek heritage in Cherry Hill and across America, and in celebrating the four-day Greek Agora Festival at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church.
_______________________________CHUCK CAHNMayorOctober 4, 2012