HAVERHILL, Mass. – On Sunday August 25, the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe held its annual picnic on its own grounds. The picnic started with church services performed by pastor Fr. Vart Gyozalyan. The weather was warm and sunny and drew crowds from three different states for attending and sampling the Hye Pointe cuisine.
The attendees enjoyed an Armenian cuisine of lamb, chicken, and losh kebab, and, of course, the church’s famous kheyma prepared by the kitchen crew. The Women’s Guild bakery and pastry table featured paklava, and the Hye Pointe choregs, which are much sought after and desired by not only local parishioners, but also non-Armenians. Music for the event was provided by Hye Pointe’s own Jason Naroian Ensemble.
Representatives from the city government were in attendance to meet the crowd and sample the cuisine. The Hye Pointe picnic drew over 800 attendees from the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, Metro-Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine. Building Committee members also updated the attendees on the construction of our Sanctuary. The picnic was covered in the local Eagle-Tribune paper: https://www.eagletribune.com/news/haverhill/tradition-continues-at-armenian-church-picnic/article_010b53ad-53f3-5d11-a1f0-94fe9fb5f38f.html
For further information on the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, visit https\://www.hyepointearmenianchurch.org/index.html