Thanks to Manny and Carmella Eslabon, we will welcome back the Philippine booth this year! As many of you may know, Teri Harrington led the group for many years, even after moving to South Carolina. She still plans to help by making her wonderful egg rolls, but Teri is grateful to the Eslabon family for taking over the leadership!
Both Manny and wife Carmella were born and raised in the Philippines. Carmella came to the United States to work as a Physical Therapist back in 1999 and her husband followed her the next year. They are happy to be active parishioners of St. Ann’s church since moving to North Carolina in 2006. You may know their 17 year old son Matthew, who is a member of the Youth Group, an altar server and Catechist volunteer. Matthew recently installed the flag poles and brick wall in front of the Parish Center as part of his Eagle Scout project! Even 9 year old daughter Alexa helps the church as an altar server!
The popular menu from past years is back again! Two weeks before this years’ festival, Teri plans to visit Clayton and hold her traditional “eggrolling” event. With a dozen or so of her loyal helpers, they’ll work all day to prepare those delicious eggrolls. What’s in them? Teri starts with ground beef and ground pork, adds carrots, potatoes, onions and eggs, then finishes off the dish by adding seasonings and soy sauce.
Manny and Carmella will be busy making their BBQ Pork on a Stick and rice…sounds yummy! So happy to have the Philippine booth as part of the 2017 International Food Festival!