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Sons of Norway to Host Popular Lutefisk Dinner January 29

Time is running out to buy tickets for the popular 13th Annual Lutefisk Dinner being hosted by the Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway.

The dinner will be held Saturday, January 29 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Boulder City Elks Lodge. But tickets must be purchased by January 20 ­ none will be sold at the door. The cost is $18 for adults and $5 for children 10 years old and younger.

On the menu this year: Lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce, surkål with roasted pork, boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, lefse, coffee and iced tea, Norwegian and other cookies and aquavit, called the “water of life.”

“This is a popular and fun social event each year for local Scandinavians,” said Erik Pappa, president of the Vegas Viking lodge. “Lutefisk, codfish soaked in and then drained of lye, has a reputation all its own. Some of us have grown to love it.”

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets should send a check, made out to the Sons of Norway, to Gwen Knighton, 2156 Marstons Mills Ct., Henderson, NV 89044. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note indicating the names of those attending, whether they are going at 3 or 6 p.m., and a telephone number. For information, call (702) 869-5775.

Proceeds will benefit the Sons of Norway Vegas Viking Lodge, a non-profit organization formed in May 1992 to promote Norwegian heritage through a variety of special events featuring traditional and contemporary programs and scholarships.