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‘Trolls and Nisse’ at Sons of Norway meeting

WINDOM -- The Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge 1-538 will conduct its next meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cottonwood Co. Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom. The May meeting will begin with a potluck supper, and the program will follow a...

WINDOM - The Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge 1-538 will conduct its next meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cottonwood Co. Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom. The May meeting will begin with a potluck supper, and the program will follow at 7 p.m.

 

The evening program will be presented by Diane Lambrecht, a storyteller from New Ulm.  She earned a master’s degree in reading, and taught reading to all grade levels in public elementary schools for 36 years. Lambrecht proudly claims 100 percent Norwegian heritage, with most of her family immigrating mainly from West Telemark.  

 

The evening will also be a Syttende Mai celebration. Syttende Mai (or the 17th of May) marks Norway’s declaration of independence, and is an annual celebration of the 1814 signing of Norway’s constitution and independence from Sweden. This day is also called Constitution Day and National Day.

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The public is cordially invited to attend this free program. Please bring along a dish to share to participate in the potluck, or non-members may attend just the program at 7 p.m.

 

The mission of the Sons of Norway is to promote, preserve and cherish a lasting appreciation for the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic cultures while growing soundly as a fraternal benefit society and offering maximum benefits to its members. The local Stavanger Lodge was chartered in 1974 and currently has approximately 70 members.

 

For more information about Sons of Norway or the March meeting, contact Harvey Pedersen, Sons of Norway President, at (507) 445-3188.

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