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A two-day volunteer project at Ezekiel Lutheran Church will culminate in a Scandinavian Bake Sale and Christmas Team from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Open to the public, the gathering for food and refreshments will take place in the church's Fellowship Hall. Guests can use the front-door entrance from Second Street.

They are making lefse for you

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A two-day volunteer project at Ezekiel Lutheran Church will culminate in a Scandinavian Bake Sale and Christmas Tea from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Open to the public, the gathering for food and refreshments will take place in the church's Fellowship Hall. Guests can use the front-door entrance from Second Street.

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Thursday morning volunteers started by peeling 110 pounds of potatoes. The next shift of volunteers got involved with cooking, mashing and ricing, adding salt, sugar and shortening. The potato mix is then refrigerated and cooled.

Friday morning, some 25 people arrive early to add cream, flour and mix into a dough to start rolling with a special pin to make a thin, flat pancake that's cooked on a large round lefse griddle.

Next step is to cool the lefses until they can be packaged in preparation for Saturday's sale.

The bake sale and tea offers a variety of goods like cookies, breads and candy. The main offerings are lefses, rosettes, sandbakkels, julelkake, fruit soup and flatbread.

Coffee will also be served along with a Christmas tea that has a grape-juice flavor.

This fun, fundraising event at Ezekiel has been going on for more than 20 years.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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