Scandinavian Festival is Family Fun
The 2008 Scandinavian Festival brought more than 7,000 people to the CLU campus, and more than 50 alumni joined the ranks of volunteers to help make the festival a success.
Those who served in leadership roles included Amanda (Boggs '92) Berg, Eric Berg '92, Darin Erickson '89, Mark Groenveld '87, Sheryl (Zinsmeister '89) Groenveld, Sandra Grunewald, MBA '91, Heidi Kneff '00, Rachel Ronning '99 Lindgren, Susan Lundeen-Smuck '88, Karsten Lundring '65, Blake Mueller '85 and Karl Swanson '91.
A tree was planted in Kingsmen Park and dedicated in memory of Jim Gulbranson '64, who served as co-chair of the festival with George Lange for more than 10 years.
Highlights of the festival included children's activities, food court, vendors, Nobel court, multi-language worship service, vintage Volvo cars and Nimbus motorcycles, live folk dancing and music on the festival stage, maypole dancing and a labyrinth of stones created by art professor Michael Pearce.