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Fall fun at the Ethnicfest in Monongahela

Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Taylor Hruby of Mononjgahela and her puppy Kiara are shown at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Taylor Hruby of Mononjgahela and her puppy Kiara are shown at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Ernie O'Brien of Monongahela works the grill at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Ernie O'Brien of Monongahela works the grill at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Ann O'Brien of Monongahela serves halupki at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Ann O'Brien of Monongahela serves halupki at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Sandy Indof of Belle Vernon and her brother Michael Sheary of Washington D.C. are shown at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Sandy Indof of Belle Vernon and her brother Michael Sheary of Washington D.C. are shown at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Betty Buzalka of Monongahela buys food tickets from Melanie Lazzari of Monongahela at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Betty Buzalka of Monongahela buys food tickets from Melanie Lazzari of Monongahela at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heatger Hart | For The Valley Independent - Nancy and Dana Dongilli of Belle Vernon buy pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heatger Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Nancy and Dana Dongilli of Belle Vernon buy pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Bob Behanna sold with half the take tickets at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Bob Behanna sold with half the take tickets at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Mia Paternoster, 10, and Jason Paternoster, 8, of Perryopolis, enjoy french fries and a funnel cake at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Mia Paternoster, 10, and Jason Paternoster, 8, of Perryopolis, enjoy french fries and a funnel cake at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Members of Bethel AME Church in Monongahela raffled baskets and wreaths at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela. Shown, from left, are Jennifer Frazier, Andrea Ivy, Norine Jenkins, Amy Brown, Gladys Booker and Shelma Leem, and in the back, Rev. Mortty Ivy.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Members of Bethel AME Church in Monongahela raffled baskets and wreaths at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela. Shown, from left, are Jennifer Frazier, Andrea Ivy, Norine Jenkins, Amy Brown, Gladys Booker and Shelma Leem, and in the back, Rev. Mortty Ivy.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Martha Brown makes potato pancakes at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Martha Brown makes potato pancakes at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - These parishioners of the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church helped cook and serve food at the church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela. Shown, from left, are Monongahela residents Linda Toscano, Father George Yatsko, Rich Zebrowski, Bob Behanna, Randi Zebrowski, 16, Nancy Rostcheck, and in back, Travis Zebrowski.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>These parishioners of the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church helped cook and serve food at the church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela. Shown, from left, are Monongahela residents Linda Toscano, Father George Yatsko, Rich Zebrowski, Bob Behanna, Randi Zebrowski, 16, Nancy Rostcheck, and in back, Travis Zebrowski.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Jay Ramsey of Monongahela enjoys haluski at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Jay Ramsey of Monongahela enjoys haluski at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Bill and Logan Terrant, 2, of New Eagle were on their way to the bouncy house at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Bill and Logan Terrant, 2, of New Eagle  were on their way to the bouncy house at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Gianna Yeckley and Mary Matus of Monongahela serve pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Gianna Yeckley and Mary Matus of Monongahela serve pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Alicia Hruby, 14, of Monongahela has some pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Alicia Hruby, 14, of Monongahela has some pierogies at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Barbara Morris of Monongahela checks out the fresh baked goods at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Barbara Morris of Monongahela checks out the fresh baked goods at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Five-year-old twins Regan and Riley Brown of Monongahela found some 'treasures' at the flea market during the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Five-year-old twins Regan and Riley Brown of Monongahela found some 'treasures' at the flea market during the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent - Five-year-old twins Regan and Riley Brown of Monongahela shopped at the flea market during the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent</em></div>Five-year-old twins Regan and Riley Brown of Monongahela shopped at the flea market during the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Chess Park, Monongahela.

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Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

It was a perfect fall weekend for the Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church's 15th annual Ethnicfest.

The two-day event was held in Chess Park, Monongahela.

The festival featured ethnic and American food booths, a flea market, bake sale, live entertainment, and many activities for kids.

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