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Thule Lodge Holds Corn Roast Dinner

FALCONER — Thule Lodge is the Swedish organization formed 115 year ago to help the Swedish immigrants with housing, employment and schooling.

Many of the Swedish people found employment in the number of furniture factories of Jamestown. Today, the lodge exists to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities.

Susan W. Sipos is the chairman of the lodge.

The dinner was held at the Falcon’s Nest in Falconer, and included corn and a chicken dinner, hosted by the 3C’s catering. Cultural leader Mary Ann Eva Ingrao gave the blessing prior to the meal in the Swedish language. She said that in Sweden, there are 9 million people and 6 million bicycles being used. There are many bike paths in Sweden.

Photographs from the Scandinavian Festival held in Jamestown were on display for all to view.

Thanks to treasurer Loretta Smith for sending out invitations for the dinner. Secretary and historian of the lodge John Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting and keeps the records of the lodge. The meeting award was presented to Irving Burgeson. Lodge chaplain Diane K. Shaw gave the closing message at the end of the gathering.

The Thule Lodge welcomes new members.

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