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Lebanese dinner a hit at First Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg


  • Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

  • Ghada Abdo, who prepared the Lebanese Feast for Sunday's fundraiser dinner for the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church Annex, speaks to diners at the beginning of the dinner.

    Ghada Abdo, who prepared the Lebanese Feast for Sunday's fundraiser dinner for the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church Annex, speaks to diners at the beginning of the dinner.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register


  • Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 2/21/2018 6:53 PM

HARRISBURG -- Diners marveled over their selections Sunday night at the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church Annex before feasting on the traditional Lebanese dinner prepared by Ghada Abdo.

Indeed, the Lebanese feast lived up to its name, as traditionally prepared tabbouleh, hummus, baba ghanoush, chicken kebab, kafteh, rice, pita and homemade baklava graced each table.

Abdo and other volunteers had spent much of the day prior preparing food and the annex for Sunday's event, which appeared to be a sold-out fundraiser for the annex.

"This is truly an amazing dinner," Michael Tison of Harrisburg said. "I think everyone here tonight is very impressed."

The baklava, a traditional sweet dinner pastry, seemed to be a particular favorite, with many remarking in wonder at the delicate, flaky crust.