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      December 5, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      201 Academy Avenue
      Swedesburg, Iowa 52652

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      Swedesburg Smorgasbord

      The Swedish expression “va så god” is used when offering something to eat. The Swedish Smörgåsbord menu of Swedesburg, IA politely translates as “Please honor us by accepting what we have to offer”, more simply translated as “Come to the Table”.
      Plans are once again under way for the long standing Swedish Smörgåsbord. The local event takes place at the Parish Hall in Swedesburg, IA on the first Thursday in December each year. That date this year will be December 5, 2019. Smörgåsbord has been an annual event since 1938 except for a couple years during the World War II when rationing limited access to necessary ingredients to prepare the feast. The menu consists of traditional Scandinavian dishes such as, Fruktsoppa (Fruit Soup), Bruna Bönor (Brown Beans), Svenska Köttbuller (Swedish Meatballs), Potatiskorv (Potato Sausage), and deserts Rigrynsgröt (Rice Pudding) Ostakaka (a special custard like cake), Äppelkaka (Apple Cake) Lingonberries (shipped here from Sweden) and many other dishes too numerous to list. All are recipes that have been handed down through generations. The event’s purpose is charitable. Every year all profit from the event is given to mission work, either in this community, or to national and to internationally related missions. Countless hours of volunteer work have gone into preparing this banquet in the past and in keeping it on the calendar for over seventy-eight years. Tickets will, as in the past, go on sale at 9:00 a.m. at the Swedesburg Parish Hall on Monday, November 4, 2019. Tickets are available after that at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church office at 319-254-2216 or A limited number of tickets will be sold. Anyone interested in additional information contact the church office.
      The Swedish Heritage Museum located just a block east of the Parish Hall will also be open the evening of the Smörgåsbord

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.