The Friendly Fifth

News Flash

Vasa Park Celebrates 65 years


Everyone is invited and we hope that you will share this information with your members (if a lodge or organization), your friends and family and any other interested parties.  It is our goal to fill the Park for this special day, ALL ARE WELCOME
  • Admission is Free for All
  • Park opens at 10:30 a.m.
  • Church Service starts promptly at 11:00
  • Herring Breakfast will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.(The breakfast cost is $10 per person.Please make your reservation by sending your name and contact information to
  • Cash Bar will be open at 12 noon.Water and pop will also be available.
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for sale by our Boy Scout friends from St. Charles starting at noon.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own picnic baskets if you choose.
  • We have plenty of picnic tables but it would be a good idea to bring your own chairs.
  • Planned activities:
    • Games for all (hopefully a Kubb game or two)
    • Dancing
    • Raising of the Maypole
    • Entertainment
    • Campfire
Fot further information and updates: and Facebook
This is NOT Scandinavian Festival.  That will still be on September 9, 2018.  This is a day of celebration and being together.
  Please make reservations for the  Herring Breakfast prepared by David Anthonsen and company. The cost is $10.  You can call Judy at 630.883.8619 or e-mail at

Norwegian Ambassador Aas to Speak in Michigan

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

June 12 from 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Attendance is open to all.

Masse Moro Youth Heritage Camp Fundraiser

Masse Moro is Sons of Norway's District 5 Norwegian Heritage youth summer camp.  As a "tussen takk" for your donation, you can get the book "The Hero Next Door: World War II in Norway."  These twenty eyewitness accounts told from the viewpoint of children and young adults were originally collected from Sons of Norway members by past District 5 Cultural Director, Jean Bittner.