June 24, 2021

Lake Front News

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Romanian and Dracula Fest

Gisselle Casarrubias

SAN ANTONIO- Our Lady of the Lake University students are participating in October events all over the city. The Dracula and Romanian Food Fest took place at Rosedale Park on Saturday, October 12th. The event consisted of fresh traditional Romanian food, handmade items, festival t-shirts and hats, live music and dancing, gymnastics, and “Dracula” Vlad the Impaler Presentation. 

All members of the community were welcomed to take part on this weekend’s event. San Antonio local, Naylea Blanco said 

“I saw other foods that I hadn’t heard of, I didn’t get to try all of them, but I did try the Cole Slaw that they had with the Kimchi and it was really good.”

Ollu student Jeremy Falkner attended the event because he visited Romania during his time in the army and wanted to eat authentic Romanian food again. This food fest was hosted by the Romanian Orthodox Church in hopes of continuing their heritage with future generations and to also teach and present the truth about the legend of Dracula. Church Coordinator Adina Pasnicu said 

“… the heritage the history that we are passing down to our kids, is our legacy that we want to leave to them. Some of them being born here, have gone once or twice back home to visit grandparents or great grandparents.”

If you missed out on this year’s event, visit the Romanian Food Festival Facebook page for future events. @Romanian Food Fest.

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