Archive for June, 2017

NEW DATE for midsummer, Saturday June 24th

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Yes, midsummer is almost here! This is such a fun Swedish tradition that we would like to continue celebrating in Salt Lake.

International Peace Gardens
1060 S 900 W, SLC
Located in the NW corner of Jordan Park

3:00 PM Bring fresh flowers/foliage (birch) to
help decorate the May Pole
3:30 PM The store opens
4:00 PM Pole raising – Dancing
5:00 PM Games for the children / Dancing/Music
6:00 PM Dinner catered by “Copper Grill”. Dinners will have to be prepaid this year or you will not be able to eat. We will send a link soon so you can pay for the dinner online ahead of the event.

It takes many volunteers to make a successful event for all. We are a volunteer organization and are dependent on helpers at the events.

We strongly encourage all former and future participants of the Lucia procession to help out, and their families.

We have to move quickly on getting the volunteers lined up. I’m currently in Africa working extremely long hours and will need ALL committed volunteers to step forward ASAP to make this event happen.

We still need a chair person for the following areas: (you will be trained, if needed)

1. Dinner tickets
2. Children’s activities
3. Drinks

We need volunteers at the following times:

Set-up in the morning 7:30-11 am (10 helpers, young children do not count)
Set-up store (9am-3pm)
Decorating the Maypole 3-4pm
Face-painting 4-6 pm
Fishpond 4:30-6 pm
Selling drinks
3:00-4:30 pm
4:30-6 pm
Dinner tickets (Will Call – to pick up tickets already paid for online)
2 people 3-4:30 pm
2 people 4:30-6 pm
Store “helpers” – 2 per shift
3-4:30 pm
4:30-6 pm
6-7:30 pm
Store Cashiers
3:30-4:45 pm
4:45-6:00 pm
6:00-7:30 pm
Take Down in the evening from 7:30-9:30 pm (10 helpers)

If we don’t have all volunteers lined up one week before the event, we will have to cancel the event. If you would like to have this tradition ongoing, we need your help!!

Thank you!!

Are you planning on having dinner at the Midsummer event?

If so, you better act fast as you have to PREPAY for your dinner this year. We will have a very limited amount of dinners for sale at $20/plate at the event. Please click on the following link SWEDISH HERITAGE SOCIETY to place your order. Pricing and other information will be shown once you click on the link, as well.

You can also pay by check. The check has to be postmarked no later than Monday, the 19th as we need to receive the check by Tuesday. Please send the check to:

Swedish Heritage Society/Les
1222 W Tamarack Rd
SLC, UT 84123

Dinner will be served at 6 pm. The deadline for ordering is 8 am on Wednesday the 21st as the caterer will need to know how many dinners to purchase ingredients for.

We still need more volunteers to pull this event off. Please get back with us ASAP.