Music City Vikings - Lodge 681 - Julefest Report
The beautifully decorated Brentwood Country Club, Brentwood, TN, was was the setting for our 8th annual Music City Vikings Julefest. Acting president Oscar Krosnes and Julefest Chair Evelyn McDaniel welcomed members and guests to the Julefest. Carol Fidler led us in singing the Norwegian and American Anthems. Brentwood World Outreach Church pastors Carol and Bruce Fidler prayed table prayers in Norwegian and English before we went to the buffet table for our delicious Julefest meal. There were seventy adults and one little three year old Norwegian girl dressed in a traditional Norwegian costume in attendance at the Julefest. Carol Fidler and Evelyn McDaniel were dressed in traditional Norwegian bunad clothing. Many MCV members were wearing Norwegian sweaters and jewelry.
Tusen takk to Evelyn McDaniel, member of Brentwood Country Club, and to Carol Fidler who were the organizers for the Julefest program. Nermin Begovic played and sang Norwegian & Swedish and traditional Christmas songs on the guitar and accordion. Everyone enjoyed Nermin’s mini concert and the group sing along.
Tusen takk to the bakers, Evelyn McDaniel, Carol Fidler, Gloria Kleve, LeAnne Peters, Margaret Kneer, Sharol Hopwood, Sharon Lassiter, Karen Sizemore, Kevin Olson, Ken and Bonnie Sersland who made delicious Scandinavian desserts for the Julefest buffet. Brian Christianson, a Minnesota native who now lives in Nashville and plays and fixes violins for a living, made delicious lefse for the Julefest. Ken Sersland ordered Farmer’s Cheese, Lingonberries, Herring and Flatbrød to sell.
Two members from the Vikings of the Smokies, SON Lodge 677, President Joleen Dewald and Social Director Dee Bumpers, were guests at the Julefest.
New member Cat Acree won a jar of Lingonberries for finding the almond in the Riskrem. Masse Moro or lots of fun was had by all at the Julefest. Gud Velsigne. God jul & og godt nytt år.
There will be no MCV meeting in January 2018. The February 2018 board meeting will be announced later.