WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Memorial Church of Watertown will hold its Annual Fair on Fri., June 6, from 5-8 p.m., and Sat., June 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.—rain or shine. Visitors will have two days to enjoy the fabulous beef, chicken, and losh (ground meat) kebab dinners complete with sauce, rice pilaf, salad, and pita bread. The selection will also include Armenian vegetarian meals. Visitors may eat at the tables under the tent or may purchase take-out orders.
The women of the church are known for their fine cooking, and have been busy preparing the Armenian delicacies. They recently held an all day mante-making session, producing hundreds of the petite Armenian dumpling-like treats. They will be featured on the baked goods table along with paklava, kadayif, cheoreg, koufte, eetch, cheese beureg, and many other baked specialties.
The entire fair will also feature an Armenian delicacies table, a fabulous silent auction, and craft tables. In addition, an indoor yard sale this year will feature an extensive array of items at bargain prices.
Carol Koundakjian Trio of Marlborough is chairing this year’s committee, which includes Arpie Ashjian of Waltham, Adrine Beurklian of Watertown, Marilyn Coughlin of Needham, Arpy Haleblian of Belmont, Christine Mekjian and Bette Ohanian of Watertown, Azniv Nigoghosian of Waltham, Gregg Ohanian of Woburn, Vicky Tomasian of Belmont, and Roberta Vanderkeyl of Watertown. Angel Parseghian of Belmont, the president of the Ladies’ Aide, is chairing the delicacies table.
While the fair is the largest fundraiser of the year, the church sets aside 10 percent of the proceeds to benefit a worthy charity. This year’s funds will be donated to the Syrian Relief Fund through the Armenian Missionary Association of America.
The Armenian Memorial Church is located at 32 Bigelow Avenue in Watertown, just off Coolidge Square. The event is open to the public. Bring the family and enjoy the day! The church is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (617) 923-0498.