Friday, October 19, 2012

Support the Foundation, Bid Today

We’re down to the last couple of days for the 2012 Sons ofNorway Foundation online auction fundraiser! Tomorrow is the last day to place your bids on one of the many great items/experiences available, so if you’ve been waiting until the last minute to place a bid you’re nearly there.

There are some really cool items to bid on that would make a great addition to your Scandinavian collection or a thoughtful gift for a loved one. There’s a number of books that would fit perfectly in your personal library, beautiful collectibles that any Scandinavian would be proud to display in their home, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that would make unique gifts.

Just some of the highlights include:

Astri My Astri--A collection of 16 Norwegian heritage stories published in both English and Norwegian in the same book. The non-fiction stories touch anyone who has an interest in Norwegian heritage, culture, genealogy, or bilingual studies. The book takes one on a journey from immigrating in the 1840s to the discovery of an immigrant trunk more than one hundred years later and the subsequent unraveling of a rich family history. Among the topics included are the Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862, the great flu epidemic of 1918, hiking above the Arctic Circle, the heavy water assault during World War II, Norwegian rosemaling and bunader, Syttende Mai, stave churches, founding of a Norwegian Lutheran church in America, and the life of Snowshoe Thompson.

Chip Carved Plate-- Norwegians have embellished many every day items including plates.  This handsome, 10 " across, chip carved plate is done by Montana native Hans Stokken.  He learned this skill from internationally known carver, Hans Sandom.  These intricate carvings are done by hand with several sizes and shapes of gauges to achieve the symmetry this style is known for.  Some lucky bidder will have this for their wall or display case.

Guided Walking Tour of Mississippi River-- Get up close to some of the most impressive sights of Minneapolis from the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi to the Federal Building.  Spend 3 hours and lunch overlooking this scenic waterway.

Guest Host Scandinavian Hour radio show-- Have you ever dreamt of becoming a radio host?  This is your chance to appear on “Scandinavian Hour” with Doug Warne, the long standing host of this very popular radio program. Broadcast every Saturday morning in Seattle, WA, the program features music and news from the Scandinavian community.
As co-host you will also have the opportunity to promote your business or cause.  Don't miss out on this truly unique experience.

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