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Planned by WELCA, the Krumkake demonstration and sale is an all-congregation event. Although this project is a fundraising event we’ve found that it is a wonderful fellowship opportunity for all (families, men, women and children) working together baking, demonstrating and selling those little cone-shaped cookies.

The monies raised (over $4000) from our Krumkake project are given to many organizations including Aase Haugen, Decorah Free Clinic, Decorah Community Food Pantry, EWALU, LWR, Helping Services, LSI, and YAGM. Plus we also gave to GS endowment fund, GS mission support and GS Path to Citizenship. Last year we also gave to the Aase Haugen special appeal, Sunflower building fund and GS youth attending the National Youth Gathering. This project benefits many both locally and globally.

As you can see, there are several volunteer opportunities to choose from. Look for sign-up sheets for the various tasks on the table in the Gathering space and also on-line with the Sign-up Genius. We are also looking for individuals to serve on our planning committee. Some of our committee members have retired, so we are looking for new members to carry on the tradition of Good Shepherd participation at Nordic Fest. If you have questions, contact Ann Naslund or Bev Sheridan.

All ages are invited to participate and no experience is necessary. This year we will be baking at church from July 14-20 plus a gluten free day on the 8th (see church calendar for schedule). We will also be preparing the batter on Saturday afternoon July 13 at 1:00 pm.

  • Krumkake Can Brigade is Sunday June 30. This a fun way to help get the supplies from the annex to the fellowship hall. We will be looking for volunteers to move popcorn cans, pails, totes and other essentials from the annex to the Fellowship hall.
  • Krumkake Sunday will be on July 7. We will have a baking demonstration and also give you an opportunity to try your hand at baking. Krumkake will also be available to taste on the table during fellowship hour. On this day we will also put Good Shepherd labels on the baggies that are used for packaging. This is another fun “all congregation” event as every table is given labels and baggies to prepare (visitors have also helped us).
  • Preparing krumkake batter at church: In order to comply with health regulations, we will be making the krumkake batter at church. We will be asking for donations (ingredients or cash) for preparing the batter. Sign-up sheets will be available at the church. Please have the ingredients to the church by the morning of July 13. We will also have sign-up sheets for helping mix the batter.
  • Baking: Many sessions are planned at church, or you may want to bake at home or with a friend. Recipes will be available if you wish to bake at home. Come when you can and work only as long as you want. Bakers and rollers can sit down while working. If you are new to the krumkake baking experience, we will teach you (very easy to learn).
  • Selling at the Booth:
    • Selling– 3 hour shifts, stools available for sitting down
    • Booth runner: Gets full cans from the bank and returns empty cans to storage area (new position last year)
  •  Demonstrating during Fest
    • Baking Krumkake in Bank of Montreal lobby-2 ½ hour shifts
    • Krumkake bagger-puts fresh krumkake in bags to be sold at the booth(new position last year)