Norwegians gather for the second largest Sons of Norway conventionFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of the largest Scandinavian settlements in the country will get even larger this weekend.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of the largest Scandinavian settlements in the country will get even larger this weekend.
Norwegians from 34 states and four other countries are in Fargo as part of the "Sons of Norway" International Convention.
Sons of Norway is one of the few Fraternal Lodges nation wide that makes money and maintains a healthy membership. There are now 70-thousand members around the country.
Fargo is home to the second largest Sons of Norway lodge.
Carol Juven with the Sons of Norway in Fargo says, "I think it is most important that we all who are Norwegian gather and promote out heritage it is the only heritage we have."
Juven says in addition to hosting the international convention twice in the early 1900's, Fargo played host in 1978.