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                                From left, Daughters of Norway members Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.

Photo submitted From left, Daughters of Norway members Kris Collins, Elizabeth Byszeski and Patricia Waterson prepare lefse.

Nordic Fest set for Nov. 9

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 4:25pm
  • Life

For the 20th year, the Daughters of Norway will be celebrating all things Scandinavian on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Well, maybe not lutefisk.

The Nordic Fest celebration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at South Whidbey High School on Maxwelton Road, according to a Daughters of Norway press release.

The celebration of Scandinavian life and culture will feature small, specialized retail vendors from Whidbey Island and the region with quality, handmade foods and crafts.

The ever-popular holiday bakery will be brimming with Scandinavian baked goods, including cookies, bread, cakes and, of course, the traditional potato flatbread known as lefse.

“Our ‘Daughters’ gift boutique is well stocked with a delightful variety of handmade items, lovingly stitched together with care by our island members over the winter months,” the press release states.

That will include Christmas ornaments, household items, hand-embroidered table lines made from traditional methods and materials, aprons and much more.

The much-loved julenek will be offered again this year. Big, golden bundles of local wheat tied with red ribbon are traditionally hung outside for birds on Christmas morning.

The celebration will have live music thought the day and guests will have many chances to win a cake or pie at an old-fashioned cake walk.

For those with an appetite, the Daughters of Norway will serve a classic Scandinavian lunch with traditional Swedish meatballs, homemade gravy, a selection of regional open-faced sandwiches and meringue cream cake.

Members of the group will be wearing traditional Scandinavian attire when they greet guests at the door. Admission is $1.

Daughters of Norway, Ester Moe chapter #39, meets in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church social hall in Clinton, usually on the second Saturday morning of each month.

Daughters of Norway celebrates the hertitage and culture of all Nordic countries. Monthly programs include presentations of the history, current events, music and food from every corner of Scandinavia. All are welcome to attend meetings.

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