600 pounds of lutefisk eaten at Faith Lutheran Church

John Chauss and Ron Anderson cut fish.

More than 600 pounds of lutefisk was consumed by 545 customers at the 65th annual Faith Lutheran Church lutefisk and meatball dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Dinner coordinator Sandy Zarembinski and her assistant Bob Hanson of Men of Faith reported a successful event over the 3 1/2-hour serving time.

An estimated 125 individuals helped serve the meals which included lutefisk, 50 pounds of herring, 260 pounds of Swedish meatball mix and 300 pounds of potatoes. Shirley Sunsten made 400 rounds of lefse especially for the dinner.

Team leaders included Hanson, Lee Sunsten, Jim Marshall, Curt Peterson and John Chauss. Members of Gammelgården Museum in Scandia helped prepare the lutefisk.

A bake sale, boutique and silent auction were held concurrently with the dinner. It was sponsored by Women of Faith of Faith Lutheran Church. Carol Baumgartner, co-chair of the event, said all bake sale items were sold at the event.

Committee chairs included LaVelle Knudson, co-chair; Karen Alm, silent auction; Beth Faulhaber, public relations; Bernie Hansen, rosette coordinator and Claudia Johnson, cookie coordinator. Many volunteers helped prepare the bake sale items and helped at the event.

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