CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST ARMENIAN CHURCH OPENS THANKSGIVING SEASON WITH ETHNIC FOOD BAZAAR IN FRESNO

 

 California's oldest Armenian congregation will welcome the harvest and Thanksgiving Seasons with an ethnic food bazaar near Downtown Fresno.

 The First Armenian Presbyterian Church will inaugurate the festive season with its 118th Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store.  The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Church Campus, 430 South First Street at Huntington Boulevard in Fresno.

Members and friends of the congregation will serve a complete lulu kebab lunch with accompaniments for $14 per person.  Meals are available for dine-in at the spacious Fellowship Hall, takeout, and drive-through on the Raisina Street side of the Campus.

 The Country Store will offer an array of homemade Armenian goods and delicacies, including breads, pastries, comestibles, and desserts for holiday shoppers.

Chartered on July 25, 1897, FAPC is the boyhood Church of authors William Saroyan and A.I. Bezzerides.  The Church ministry team includes Senior Pastor Greg Haroutunian and Associate Pastors  Mike Mekredijian and Philip Garo, Jr.  Missy Karabian Statler and Maryvonne Gagliardi are Co-Chairs of Merchants' Lunch.

More information about the event is available by calling (559) 237-6638, e-mailing administration@fapc.net, or visiting http://www.fapc.net.