Members of the Edvard Grieg Lodge # 74, a Norwegian cultural heritage organization, enjoyed a an afternoon filled with barbecue meals and tractor rides at the Lutheran Church in the Foothills on Saturday.
The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month and meetings usually start with a language lesson or a presentation of Norwegian culture. A majority of the group members are of Norwegian descent, although anyone with an interest in Norwegian culture and history is welcome to join the group as well, said Lodge President Jo Ness.
Named after the Norwegian composer, most famous for the Peer Gynt Suite, the Lodge is an organization that has fraternal chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Norway. The Edvard Greig Lodge is also under the umbrella of a larger, father organization called Sons of Norway.
For member Shelly Baum, the Saturday barbecue was a special one, as she was awarded the “Our Treasures” plaque from the group, in recognition of her active and loyal commitment to the lodge.