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Volunteers prepare for Norwegian dinner

Traditional family recipes used for Badger Lutheran Church’s popular annual fundraiser

November 3, 2012
By GLORIA TJADEN, Messenger correspondent , Messenger News

BADGER - More than 30 volunteer leaders and a large number of workers of all ages have worked to prepare and host the 106th Norwegian Supper at the Badger Lutheran Church Thursday, with serving beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Guests are welcomed to the church by greeters in traditional dress, rich in heritage and tradition, and by a large Norwegian flag on display. Decorations in the red, white, and blue continue to flow throughout the church to the dining room complete with placemats on the tables filled with Norwegian facts.

For weeks members of the congregation have been busy baking and preparing the traditional family recipes which the guests look forward to enjoying each year. These recipes have been handed down from generations to the present times.

Article Photos

-Messenger photo by Gloria Tjaden
Members of the Badger Lutheran Church work around the church’s new island kitchen preparing lefse for the Norwegian dinner. Ardis Larson is at left, Carol Thompson is in the center and Nancy Huyser is at the front.

Servers and waiters attired in red vests decorated with a Norwegian-inspired pattern will serve the meal family-style.

Tickets for adults are $20; children 6-12 are $10; and children 5 and younger are free.

Advanced tickets are being sold at Wicker Jewelry, Fort Dodge; Knutzon's Gifts, Eagle Grove; Sheree's Hallmark and K.C. Nielsen John Deere, Humboldt; and the Badger Lutheran Church office. Information is available at the church office, 545-3350.

Fact Box

If you go:

What: Badger Lutheran Church Norwegian dinner

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Badger Lutheran Church, 127 Second Ave. S.E.

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 10; free for children age 5 and under

Commemorative cookbooks and lefse by the dozen will be for sale

The dinner will be served family style, all you can eat. The menu consists of lutefisk, potato lefse, boiled potatoes and melted butter, meatballs and gravy, green beans, cranberries, flotbrod, brown bread, gumme, fruit soup, spritz, rosettes, kringla, krumkake and coffee. Take-out and delivery service are available.

Commemorative cookbooks and lefse by the dozen will be for sale the night of the supper.



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