Norway House 6th Annual Midtsommer Celebration

Clockwise from top left: Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Al Quie, Roger Moe, Olav Sabo, Betty McCollum and Walter Mondale.

The 6th Annual Norway House Midtsommer Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 16 in Excelsior, MN.

This year Norway House will honor five exemplary and innovative leaders in Minnesota public service who have shown the ‘going Viking’ traits of individuality, leadership, and collaboration, and who work to advance the wellbeing of all peoples.

Norway House is very pleased that Norwegian Honorary Consul General Walter Mondale will be the Master Presenter. The noted honorees for 2009 are: Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives; Betty McCollum, US Representative; Roger Moe, former member and majority leader of the Minnesota State Senate; Al Quie, former Minnesota governor, State Senator, and U.S. Representative; and Martin Olav Sabo, former U.S. Representative.

The BayView Event Center, in Excelsior, MN, offers a lake front open air venue for the social hour and a dramatic hall with breathtaking views of Lake Minnetonka for the banquet and program. The evening promises to be delightful with great music and food, beautiful surroundings, and an inspiring program! Valet Parking is available as well as free parking in two lots directly across the street.

Registration and social hour start at 5:30 pm. The festivities will begin at 6 pm with a ceremonial lighting of the traditional Norwegian bonfire complete with an Aquavit toast. The banquet and program will begin at 7 pm followed by dessert and a live auction. Tickets are $75.00 per person. Reservations required. Deadline July 10. To registration click here. More information available at or call 1-877-247-7439 ext. 1.

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