MT. IRON —The Sons of Norway will hold its annual Syttende Mai banquet on Thursday, May 16, at the Mt. Iron Community Center on Hwy 169. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. for punch and socializing; dinner is at 6 p.m.
The buffet, catered by Cory Carlson of North Gate Café & Catering, will include baked chicken and stuffing, roast pork, roasted baby red potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, Jello, dinner rolls and coffee. A Scandinavian dessert table, with desserts prepared by Sons of Norway members, will also be available.
The program will be presented by Kim Johnson and Cindy Lind of the Going to Pieces quilters group. They will bring a quilt made for Black History month and explain the significance of each square relating to the Underground Railroad Movement, which helped slaves escape to the north. The symbols told the travelers which houses were safe and what direction they needed to go to avoid being apprehended.
Cost of the meal is $5 for members and $15 for guests. To make reservations, call Mary Yapel at 218-749-1202 or Bernie Christiansen at 218-749-1366 by Monday, May 13. The event is open to the public.