St. Sarkis celebrated Fathers’ Day in style on Sunday June 21, 2015 in the Kechejian Hall. Father Ghevond Ajamian congratulated all fathers on their special day, and thanked them for their importance to their families and for being pillars of the community. Then he invited all to stay after the Divine Liturgy and attend the sumptuous brunch prepared by the Women’s Guild. An enticing flyer had been prepared and circulated beforehand, promising a delicious brunch. The Women’s Guild outdid itself preparing dishes of eggs and sujuk, foul with tomatoes, scallions, parsley, cumin, lemon and olive oil, and a variety of other appetizers and vegetables. The Women’s Guild also prepared delectable treats, with a piece de resistance being a cake prepared especially to honor all the fathers of the community.
Although everyone at St. Sarkis is accustomed to the top notch meals prepared and served by the Women’s Guild, this brunch was unusual, because it was prepared especially to make fathers feel at home. Everyone loved the change of pace, and the Kechejian Hall was buzzing with approval.
In addition to the fabulous brunch, everyone took part in the games that had been planned to entertain and amuse the community members. Naturally, the most favorite of the games was the backgammon, which is popular at St. Sarkis because of the experts who play it among our parishioners.
The Women’s Guild worked very hard to plan and serve this welcome brunch. Chairman of the Women’s Guild Hermine Aghyarian thanked all for coming to the event, and acknowledged the hard work of the members of the Women’s Guild, saying: “We were happy to celebrate Fathers’ Day with our St. Sarkis family, and we are glad that everyone had a great time.” The Women’s Guild is the oldest organization at St. Sarkis, and it is the backbone of all the events that take place during the year.
By Mary Mukhtarian