Community celebrates Serbian Day

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A celebration deep in tradition and history took place in Youngstown’s West Side Sunday.

Plenty of people from across the Valley attended the 81st annual Serbian Day at Holy Trinity Church.

Kids enjoyed the bounce castle, while adults dined on home cooked food, including barbeque lamb. There were also plenty of people dancing to live music as well.

Organizers said keeping traditions and culture alive is important, especially with the diverse ethnic background that makes up Youngstown.

“Any place you go in the country, there’s no place like the Youngstown-Warren area when it comes to heritage and culture,” said George Mirich Sr. of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church.

The picnic is a fundraiser for the church that helps pay for a number of things, such as keeping the lights on.

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