Sons of Norway Rumelva participates in Princeton Expo

Members of the Rumelva Lodge Sons of Norway participated in the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on March 10.

Dave and Ann Satterback and Valorie Arrowsmith volunteer for the Rumelva Sons of Norway lodge at the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. They sold raffle tickets for a painting of a Viking ship and visited with people about the new lodge, which was installed in December. Photo by L. Worth

The group offered a variety of informative literature, encouraged visitors to consider joining the lodge, sold lefse and gave people a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a painting of a Viking ship.  The lodge was installed in early December, and the members are working on developing programs for the community that focus on culture and heritage.

All are welcome to attend Rumelva meetings at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at SAC’s on 3rd Avenue in Cambridge. A recent program was a bunad or folk costume fashion show in which Bev Ceaglske and Valorie Arrowsmith portrayed a variety of costumes focused on pie, gardening and Swedish heritage. The March 27 meeting will feature Scandinavian hand weaver Wayne Johnson of rural Braham, who creates domestic textiles such as coverlets, table cloths, rugs, hand towels and placemats of linen, wool and cotton.

Rumelva means Rum River in Norwegian. It is supported by the Sons of Norway organization, which offers  the “Adopt a School” program, summer language camps for youth, insurance and investments, and provides culture and heritage awards when members do studies in folk dancing, language, rosemåling, wood carving and genealogy.

For more information call 763-689-3401, visit the lodge on Facebook, or e-mail address rumelva685@gmail.com.

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