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Fall fun at the Ethnicfest in Monongahela

| Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.