Rose French writes about religious and spiritual matters for the Star Tribune. Before arriving in the Twin Cities this fall, she covered religion for the Associated Press in Tennessee, where she wrote about the Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Gideons and other religious groups and issues.
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St. George Orthodox Church in West St. Paul plans to host its 5th Annual Middle Eastern Festival this weekend.
Featured at the event — which starts today and ends Sunday — are camel rides, Middle Eastern cuisine and traditional dancing and games for kids. Organizers will also give tours of the church.
Admission to the event is free and being held in conjunction with the church’s 99th anniversary as a parish.
For more information about the festival, check out www.mideastfest.com