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Church to host lutefisk supper

Northland Lutheran’s 99-year Norwegian tradition

The 99th annual Lutefisk Supper and Norwegian Bake and Craft Sale takes place from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Northland Lutheran Church.

Served family style, the supper includes lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, lefse, buttered carrots, cole slaw, cranberries, and such traditional Norwegian pastries as rosettes, sandbakkels, krumkakes and fattigmann cookies.

Church members estimate they will prepare and serve 500 pounds of lutefisk, 300 pounds of potatoes, 300 pounds of meatballs, and order about 36 cases of lefse, which is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. Lutefisk is codfish prepared according to Norwegian custom, served with plenty of melted butter.

“We have many here who attend each year, because they really like to eat lutefisk,” said Rev. Dan Somers. “We encourage all courageous souls to visit us and give lutefisk a try.”

Tickets are $14 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those five and under. The church is located in rural Northland, nine miles north of Iola at N9880 State Highway 49.

Since 1908, the Northland Lutheran Church has served members and visitors from its rural location in Northland. The church is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

For more information, call 715-445-2956.

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