Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge 1-538 will celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s declaration of independence, at its next meeting Thursday at 6 p.m., at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 4th Ave., in Windom.
The meeting begins with a potluck supper followed by the program at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this presentation free of charge. Guests are always welcome at any Lodge meeting.
Syttende Mai (or the 17th of May) is an annual celebration of the 1814 signing of Norway’s constitution and independence from Sweden. The day, also called Constitution Day and National Day, is a grand spring festival in Norway and for those of Norwegian descent in the United States.
In honor of the occasion, Betty Jean Kauffman, a retired teacher in Mt. Lake, will provide the evening’s program. Kauffman hadn’t had a cat for decades, but her curiosity led to an online poster of breeds — including a Norwegian Forest Cat.
For more on these unique cats and her presentation at the meeting, see the story in the May 18 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands now.
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