Sons of Norway to feature Norman Borlaug presentation

Join the Sons of Norway Valdres Lodge meeting Tuesday, May 21, for a Syttende Mai celebration. Events begin at 6 p.m. with a catered Norwegian dinner at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall in Decorah. 

The public is invited to share in this dinner with lodge members and guests by making their reservations by Tuesday, May 14. Payment for the meal may be brought to the event. To reserve dinner(s), contact Carol Maki by phone 563-277-1197 or e-mail

Following the dinner there will be a presentation by Tom Spindler, who is past president, Education Coordinator and Tour Guide for the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation. His talk, titled “Norman Borlaug, Humanitarian Hero for the Hungry” will highlight Borlaug, an American agronomist who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, one of only seven people to have received all three awards.

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