Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge held its October event in Story City with the program “Lefse, Lutefisk and the Importance of Humor” by Gary Legwold, a writer, editor, and speaker from Minneapolis, Minn., who also teaches classes on lefse-making.
Gary gave a humorous talk about his new book “Keep On Rolling! Life on the LEFSE Trail and Learning to Get a Round,” which he wrote to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his book “The Last Word On LEFSE.” Gary traveled “The Lefse Trail,” which was 13 lefse-savoring stops in six states, to interview lefse-makers and also visited lefse-related factories, festivals, museums and churches to assess the “State of the Lefse Union” for his new book. Gary invited volunteers from the audience to make lefse during his program and asked them to give their best tips on lefse-making. Gary ended the evening by singing his newly composed song about lefse and tradition “Keep on Rollin’.”
Sons of Norway events are open to all interested in learning more about Scandinavian heritage and culture and guests are always welcome. Pictured, from left, are Sande Larson, Helene Adams, Gary Legwold, and Carolyn Yorgensen.