Large Crowd Expected For Our Lady of Lebanon Festival

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The annual Our Lady of Lebanon Festival continues Saturday and Sunday in Leamington.

The festival is being held at the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine outside the Lebanese Club on Highway 77.

Club Manager Paul Tawil says roughly eight-thousand people are are expected to attend with many from outside the area.

"Buses from Toronto, Ottawa, one bus from Montreal and Ohio and, of course, our neighbour here in Detroit. All the Chaldean and Lebanese from Windsor and the surrounding area," says Tawil.

But he says the event is for the entire community.

"We ask everybody to come in and take a look at it and enjoy yourself," says Tawil.  "There's lots of Lebanese food and there's prayers, lots of masses going on and music, dancing and traditional Lebanese dancing."

He says there's also some great Lebanese food.

"Kafta and shish-kabob, the shish tawook and we have tabouli and hummus," says Tawil.  "We have the falafel."

Tawil says a highlight of the event is Sunday's mass which includes a candlelight procession.