To enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage …
Our Chapter now has about 100 members, many who live outside Bosque County. Quite a few members grew up in the area and have fond memories of celebrating special holidays with their parents and grandparents. We are lucky in Bosque County to participate in many feasts (such as Lutefisk!) and other celebrations.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this organization, it is not required that you be of Norwegian descent, only that you will enjoy, preserve, and promote our Norwegian heritage. Become a member today! Print the Membership Form, and mail it in with your annual dues. Thanks!
Membership Dues News
It’s time for membership renewal, dues for the Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas in 2017 are:
• Individual – $20
• Family – $30 (includes children living with you under the age of 18)
Make check payable to Bosque County NST and mail to: Bosque County Chapter NST • PO Box 114 • Cranfills Gap, TX 76637-0114
Calendar of Events
Everyone is invited to come and join our activities throughout the year.
|Saturday • January 15th
Annual Planning Meeting was held at The Gathering Place, next to St Olafs Kirke (Rock Church) in Cranfills Gap. Officers were sworn in by Wayne Rohne and activities were planned for 2017.
|Syttende Mai • Saturday May 13th • 11am – 3pm
Norwegian Constitution Day – Celebration will be held at the Bosque Museum at 301 S. Ave. Q in Clifton, Texas. There will be flag waving, anthem singing, greeting old folks, etc. followed by for hot dogs and ice cream (which we hear are traditional Norwegian foods for the day!). We might even have a history lesson.
|Sankthansaften • Saturday June 24th • 11am – 2pm
Summer Solstice – We will meet at the Clifton City Park at 401 E. 2nd St. in Clifton, Texas for a Pot-Luck Picnic with games and songs. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and mosquito repellent.
|Leif Erikson Day • Saturday October 14th • 2pm – 5pm
A celebration our own New World Discoverer – The Bosque Chapter will meet at the Red Wing Dove Winery at 9112 FM 2005 in Hamilton, TX 76531 for a winery tour, followed by a story-telling session where each member is asked to bring a personal family history which connects them to Norway.
From Hamilton Town Square drive South on US 281, turn west (right) on the Hamilton Airport Rd, FM3302, it will end in about 1.5 miles at FM2005. Turn left on FM2005 approximately 7 miles will be Red Wing Dove Vineyard and Winery on the left with the only 8′ fence on the road. Phone: 254-372-3202.
|Norwegian Country Christmas • Saturday December 2nd • 9am – 5pm
Beginning at the Armory in Clifton Park in Clifton, Texas, the Bosque Chapter will host a FUNDRAISING BOOTH which offers many gifts and home-made cookies. Cookie demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Next to the fundraising booth is Kristina’s Kitchen, where lunch is served with a plate of authentic Norwegian meatballs in gravy, potatoes, mushy peas, and lingonberries. You may eat your lunch in the Norsk Kafe, a lovely holiday decorated room next door. The Ringness House Museum is again a part of the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour of Homes. Contact Betty Tindall 254.597.2478 for more information.
|Juletrefest • Sunday December 10th • 2pm – 5pm
Norwegian Christmas POTLUCK PARTY held at the home of David and Louise Ponewash at 158 Murdoch Road in Whitney, Texas. Phone 254-694-3108.
Please support our Chapter Officers
Officers of the Bosque County Chapter NST from left to right:
Ed Rieser, President
Diana Ani Stokely, Vice-President
Charlene Tergerson, Secretary
Ed Bell, Treasurer
Betty Tindall, Financial Secretary (not pictured)
Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas
Phone: Ed Rieser 254-652-3499
Mail: PO Box 114 • Cranfills Gap, TX 76637-0114
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