Indian Orchard Church to Host Father’s Day Picnic


Claudia Muradian-Brubach remembers going as a child with her parents and siblings to the annual Father’s Day picnic at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church; she enjoyed starting the summer and seeing other members of the church community that they hadn’t seen in a while.

“It’s a great time to be outside with our church family, enjoying each other’s company, talking, laughing, dancing and enjoying good Armenian food,” Muradian-Brubach said. , a community member who has served on the board for over 10 years and is a member of the board that organizes the picnic each year.

This year, St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church will be sponsoring its annual Father’s Day Picnic on

June 19 from noon to 5 p.m. on the church grounds at 135 Goodwin Street, Indian Orchard.

The picnic has been an annual tradition at the church for over 50 years. “The church fellowship fathers may have started it a long time ago as a way to bring everyone’s families together and have a fun outdoor gathering where they would cook for everyone,” Muradian-Brubach said.

The picnic will include favorite Armenian dinners including shish kebab, losh kebab and chicken kebab dinners and baked goods. There will be a raffle, Armenian music and dance, and outdoor activities.

Haig Arakelian and his young sons will perform the music.

“We are so happy to return to this traditional event after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” Muradian-Brubach said. “We would like everyone to join us for a great day of wonderful food, music and fellowship!”

There are no admission fees. Proceeds from food sales will be used for church programming.

Parking is free.

For more information, call the church office at 413-543-4763.

Event: St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church Annual Father’s Day Picnic

When: Sunday, June 19; noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Church Grounds, 135 Goodwin Street, Indian Orchard

Admission: Free

For more information: Call 413-543-4763


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