There’s a cool Valentines Party at the Ballard House, 163 West Main Street in Spring Grove for Singles and Sweethearts on Saturday, February 12 beginning at 3:30 PM. Make reservations in advance by calling 563.419.0986 and save $5.
Enjoy heritage soups, hearty appetizers, and fabulous desserts like crazy cool fondue (chocolate), blotkakke (whipped cream cake), veiled farm girls from the 1870s and more.
Dancing is encouraged, so dress in the period of the 1870s or the 1970s if you wish. Music will be by Bovee and Heil and from favorite LPs of the 1970s.
Also, there will be a looping film show of Oral Histories previously made with local folks who recalled some past experiences on a variety of topics for our cameras. A review of the Giants Web Site will be available as well.
People who want to continue the evening at the Cinema or the Talent Show at the local high school will be able to enjoy the early portion of the party and leave for other things.
Celebrating the Huebner Matching Gift too
Dan Huebner, retired Vice Chair and Director of the Grumman Corporation now living in Decorah, gave a $25,000 matching gift for programming to Giants, and this party also celebrates the progress made thus far in the quest of $25,000 to match the gift.
Cost is $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. For advance reservations checks can be made to Giants of the Earth Heritage Center, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 223 in Spring Grove 55974. Please indicate the names of those covered by the payment.
This event is sponsored in part by the Class of 1978 and the Giants of the Earth Heritage Center, Inc.
If you are making a long drive down to Spring Grove that day, you might also consider attending the Sons of Norway talk by Dr. Johnathan Storlie at 11AM in the Legion Hall on Using Genetic Testing to Find Your Ancestors.
For Immediate Release: January 28, 2011
Contact: Karen B. Gray