Waffle breakfast draws a hungry crowdIt's been a busy, fun and profitable month for the Norwegians in Two Harbors.
By: Tammy Francois, Lake County News Chronicle
It's been a busy, fun and profitable month for the Norwegians in Two Harbors. During Heritage Days they reclaimed the lutefisk tossing title, beating the Swedes for the first time in five years and on July 28, the Sons of Norway hosted its second annual Belgian waffle breakfast attended by over 300 people at the Two Harbors Community Center. The all-you-can-eat menu also included sausage links, juice, coffee, seven kinds of syrup, whipped cream and special treat, lingonberry jam—of which waffle eaters consumed over 11 pounds.
Also present at the event was Lena of Lena’s Scandinavian Gifts in Askov, Minnesota selling t-shirts, jams, syrups and rugs.
Suzie and Cal Lueck from Dad's Belgian Waffles of Danube, Minnesota set up their neat row of irons and started making waffles and sausages for a steady stream of hungry breakfast patrons that didn't ebb until 11am, according to Pat Neros.
Neros, the Vice President of the Sons of Norway described the group as a "civic-minded organization interested in developing and supporting programs in the community." They are also dedicated to the preservation of their Norwegian heritage, although not all members are Norwegian.
Past beneficiaries of the funds raised by the Sons of Norway have been the Salvation Army, the Two Harbors food shelf, Ski for Light--a cross country skiing program for people with visual impairments, the Leif Erickson Viking ship restoration project in Duluth, and the Two Harbors band shell in Thomas Owens Park.
In exchange for the donation of time and muscle by members of the Two Harbors football team, the Two Harbors Athletic Department football program receives funding from the Sons of Norway, too. "A big thank also goes to the Two Harbors football team who set up, took down, cleared and reset the tables [during the waffle breakfast] " said Neros.
"We'd like to thank the public and invite them to heritage meetings, everyone is welcome."
If you missed the Belgian waffle breakfast this year, don't fret. Another one is planned for late July of next year. Come hungry and bring your friends.