Community bonds over ‘Greek Quarter’ lunch

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Close-knit community . . . People dine at the Greek Quarter long lunch in Dunedin on Sunday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Opa! The “Greek Quarter” community hosted a long lunch in Dunedin on Sunday.

Event organising committee member Amanda Dyer said about 50 residents of the “Greek Quarter” Delta, Gamma and Epsilon Sts and Northview Cres in Roslyn – held a community “long lunch” on Sunday.

The event was held on the grass verge in front of the Roslyn Bowling Club, as part of Neighbours Day celebrations.

The event, “organised by locals for locals”, was designed for neighbours to come together to meet, eat, and get to know each other better.

The food served at the long table included Mediterranean lamb, Greek Salad, spiced sweet potatoes, Greek green bean salad, Greek lemon cake, and Greek orange filo cake.

The lunch had been planned by a committee since December.

The event follows on from other successful community initiatives including street garage sales, community nights, and establishment of a local home brewing club.

community, where friendship and looking out for others is encouraged,” Mrs Dyer said.

“The lunch is designed to bring our community together, have a shared lunch, and develop strong community connections in the process.

“What better time to do this than Neighbours Day?”