Councilman Paul Vallone joined Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Vincent Gentile to celebrate the 195th anniversary of Greek Independence at City Hall.
At the celebration of Greek history and culture, Vallone presented proclamations to the Greek Orthodox Council of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 and two Whitestone residents, George Isaakidis and Rev. Fr. Dionysios Anagnostopoulos.
Isaakidis owns Harpell Chemists, a pharmacy that has been in Whitestone since 1906. He is also an active member of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.
Rev. Anagnostopoulos serves as the presiding priest of the church.
“The Greek-American community continues to be one of the most culturally proud and vibrant in our City, especially in my district with the parishes of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church and the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church of Whitestone,” Vallone said. “This year I was proud to recognize George Isaakidis and Father Dionysios, two pillars of the Whitestone community.”