Event:      Bake sale and holiday luncheon

Date:  Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Philoptochos Society's annual bake sale and holiday luncheon will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 31st Ave., Rock Island. The bake sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; the luncheon will be at noon. Menu includes pastitsio (Greek lasagna), salad, bread, coffee, and dessert. Tickets are $20. Christmas gift items also will be available for purchase. For luncheon reservations, call (309) 764-7497. To preorder bake sale items, call (309) 764-7497 by Nov. 25.

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