Time is running out to buy tickets for the popular 17th Annual Lutefisk Dinner being hosted by the Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway.
The dinner will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Boulder City Elks Lodge. But tickets must be purchased by January 22 none will be sold at the door. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 years old and younger.
On the menu this year: Lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce, roasted pork, boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, lefse, coffee and iced tea, and Norwegian and other cookies. Aquavit, called the “water of life,” will be available at an open bar. Packets of lefse also will be sold to take home.
“This is a popular and fun social event each year for local Scandinavians,” said Bob Sturgeon, lutefisk chef and 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. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door.
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. The lodge also operates an annual scholarship program.