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 was held at the pavilion next to the Bosque Museum at 301 S. Ave. Q in Clifton, Texas. There was plenty of flag waving, anthem singing, greeting old folks, etc. followed by hot dogs and ice cream (which we hear are traditional Norwegian foods for the day!). A good time was had by all.
Sankthansaften • Saturday June 24th • 1pm
Summer Solstice – We met at the home of Kermit and Glenda Anderson at 3037 CR 4145, Cranfills Gap, Texas 76637. Hot dogs, hamburgers and condiments were furnished, and guests brought a side dish or dessert to share.
Leif Erikson Day • Saturday October 14th • 5:30pm
A celebration our own New World Discoverer – The Bosque Chapter will meet at the Corner Drug Cafe at 102 N Ave D in Clifton, TX 76634 for a Norwegian dinner, followed by a story-telling session.
Menu: 8 oz. salmon filet, agurksalat (cucumber salad), Norwegian parsley potatoes, Norwegian Apple Cake.
Cost: $20 each.
R.S.V.P. by October 4th to Ed Rieser 254-652-3499 or
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 • Saturday December 16th • 2pm – 5pm
Norwegian Christmas POTLUCK PARTY held at the Bosque Museum located at 301 S. Ave. Q in Clifton, Texas. Everyone should also bring a small gift (spend under $15) for the GIFT EXCHANGE. Call Ed Rieser 254-652-3499 or or email for more information.

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)

Contact Information

Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas
Phone: Ed Rieser 254-652-3499
Mail: PO Box 114 • Cranfills Gap, TX 76637-0114
Facebook: Bosque County Chapter Norwegian Society of Texas