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 2018 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 28th • 2pm
Annual Planning Meeting was held at The Gathering Place, next to St Olafs Kirke (Rock Church) in Cranfills Gap. We decided on donations to give, purchases to make, and events to hold for the upcoming year.
|Syttende Mai Parade • Friday May 18th • 7pm – 8pm
Norwegian Constitution Day will kick off with a parade in downtown Clifton, the “Norwegian Capital of Texas.” Chapter entries will include the Viking Boat float, and a truck full of the Bunad Brigade. Everyone is invited to enter the parade.Syttende Mai Celebration • Saturday May 19th • 2pm – 4pm
Celebration will be held at the pavilion next to the Bosque Museum at 301 S. Ave. Q in Clifton, Texas. There will be plenty of flag waving, anthem singing, greeting old folks, etc. followed by tasty food. There is talk of inviting the Cranfills Gap schoolchildren to perform their Norwegian dances at the Museum, and we’re looking into conducting a new coloring contest.
|Sankthansaften • Saturday June 23rd • 1pm
Summer Solstice – We will meet at the Ringness House Museum. Food will be served, stories will be told, and we will likely get to jump over a fire (if conditions allow).
|Leif Erikson Day • Saturday October 14th • 5:30pm
A celebration our own New World Discoverer – The Bosque Chapter will meet again at the Corner Drug Cafe at 102 N Ave D in Clifton, TX 76634 for a Norwegian dinner, followed by a story-telling session.
|Norwegian Country Christmas • Saturday December 2nd • 9am – 5pm
At the Armory in Clifton Park in Clifton, Texas, the Bosque Chapter will again host a FUNDRAISING BOOTH which offers many gifts and home-made cookies. Next to the fundraising booth will be Kristina’s Kitchen, where lunch is served. Diners may enjoy their lunch lunch in the Norsk Kafe next door. The Ringness House Museum will again be a part of the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour of Homes.
|Julefest • Saturday December 8th • 2pm – 5pm
Norwegian Christmas POTLUCK PARTY will be held at the Bosque Museum located at 301 S. Ave. Q in Clifton, Texas. Everyone please bring a small gift for the GIFT EXCHANGE.
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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