Crab feed and auction for the Leif Erikson Lodge Scholarship Fund in Seattle, Wash.

Haley, Hannah, and Heidi. Photo courtesy of Leif Erikson Lodge.

Haley Clapp, Hannah Graves, and Heidi Larsen Ludeman. Photo courtesy of Leif Erikson Lodge.

Join us on Saturday, January 23, 2010, starting at 6 p.m., for our annual Crab Feed Scholarship Fundraiser dinner and dance. Victorious, a young jazz/blues band, is playing for us at Leif Erikson Hall following the auctions. Victoria Mjolsnes, who is of Norwegian descent, is the lead singer. A recent graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts, she is an accomplished performer and will add much to the festivities. The meal includes Dungeness Crab or Cornish Game Hen, baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert auction. There is a no-host bar during the evening. The event is sponsored by Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 Scholarship Committee.

The Leif Erikson Hall Office is selling tickets now. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students and children 12 and under. Make your checks payable to the LEL Scholarship Fund. After Tuesday, January 19, 2010, tickets will be $30.00 since they have to go out and catch the crab for our order and they’ll have to go again for any latecomers. Bring your own picks and crab crackers! You can also send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check made out to the Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 Scholarship Fund indicating whether you want crab (whole with goodies or cleaned without goodies) or Cornish Game Hen to:

Crab Feed Dinner

Leif Erikson Hall

2245 NW 57th

Seattle, WA 98107

We hope you will be able to attend this fun evening for young people in District 2 and Leif Erikson Lodge. If you have some items to donate to the silent auction or items you would like to provide for the raffles, please contact us at the e-mails listed below. There will be many fun items from a model of the Ballard Bell Tower, jewelry, evenings out, skin care, and many more!

The very successful and delicious dessert auction of last year will take place again! Some fantastic cakes were made by local bakeries for attendees who delighted in eating their prize winnings!

Proceeds benefit the Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 Scholarship Fund which supports instructors/counselors at District 2 Youth Camps, attendees to District 2 Youth Camps and young leaders in the community who are attending either an institution of higher learning or trade school. Attached is a photo of Haley Clapp, Hannah Graves, and Heidi Larsen Ludeman. Haley was the 2009 winner of the Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 Leadership Scholarship. She is now attending WSU and also represents Leif Erikson Lodge as its Queen for 2009-2010. Hannah Graves of Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, Sons of Norway received the Youth Camp Instructor/Counselor award. George Langer-Steger and Cole Samuelsen received 25% scholarships to attend the District 2 Youth Camps this past summer. Heidi Larsen Ludeman is the current Scholarship Committee Chair and was also the first co winner of the District 2 Youth Camp Instructor/Counselor back in 2001.

For more information, please contact the Leif Erikson Hall Office, (206) 783-1274, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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