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121st Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store
Fair/Festival, Ethnic, Religious, Food/Tasting

California’s oldest Armenian Congregation will mark the silver anniversary of a congregational cookbook at its annual harvest season community luncheon. The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno will hold its 2018 Merchants’ Lunch and Country Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, at the Church Campus, 430 South First Street at Historic Huntington Boulevard, near Downtown Fresno. The 121st annual gathering will feature lunch at $15 per person, with seasoned beef filet kebab or garlic chicken kebab, rice pilaf, cheese boureg, garden salad, pickled tourshee, fresh peda bread, paklava, among the offerings. Photographs, paintings, and artifacts depicting a century and 21 years of Central California ministry will be on display during the culinary event. Meals will be available to guests for dine-in, take-out, or drive through. The drive-through lane will be located on the Raisina Street side of the Church Campus, one block west of First Street between Huntington Boulevard and Balch Avenue. More information is available by calling (559) 237-6638, faxing (559) 237-9526, or e-mailing administration@fapc.net. The autumn food bazaar marks the 25th Anniversary of the publication of “A Hundred Years and Still Cooking,” the FAPC Fidelis Women’s Society Centennial recipe collection. First published in 1993 by H. Markus Printing, the 496-page volume includes instructions for preparing 636 different ethnic recipes and sells for $35. Food writer Barbara Hansen, a James Beard Award winner, reviewed the volume in the January 14, 1998 edition of The Los Angeles Times.


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