Bertram (born September 1918) is a legend in this corner of the world where Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa meet. He’s a walking encyclopedia with a century of local knowledge between his ears, as well as an endless supply of Ole and Lena jokes. Bertram will join Janette Dragvold to perform a selection of Norwegian Christmas songs.
Roving All Day
Janette has taught herself to play the Scandinavian instruments she collects to and restores. Her charming voice accompany the unique sounds of nyckelharpa, hardanger fiddle, seljefløyte, and low whistle. Janette will begin the day at Grace Church and move to Burdey’s for the afternoon. Join her with our very own Bertram Boyum at 1:30 at Burdey’s Café as our 100-year old Norwegian native shares some authentic Norwegian Christmas songs.
Sister Luv is four sisters, Xena, JLee, Elsie, and Shelly, who have been singing together most of their lives. They have performed at many special events and are regulars on the Over the Back Fence radio show in Lanesboro. Along with singing engagements they have acted in many plays in Southeastern MN. Their father, who is battling cancer, is their greatest fan!
noon - 4pm
Surprise Santa Visits
Santa will arrive in style about noon at the Peterson Station Museum, stop to warm himself beside the parlor fireplace at the Andor Wenneson Historic Inn (about 1pm), and appear at Burdey's Cafe to welcome children wit their wish lists (about 3pm). You better watch out: Santa WILL make surprise visits: make sure to tweet Santa's location when you see him: #WhereIsSanta.
Mitten Tree in the Historic Bandstand — Hang mittens, scarves, or hats for children of all ages on the “mitten tree”. They will be delivered to the Rushford Food Shelf to be distributed before Christmas.;
Local Food Shelf Donations at the Peterson American Legion — Donate canned goods or boxed items, checks or cash. Checks should be made out to Peterson American Legion Auxiliary;
All donations will be accepted through December.
Craig is donating this day to raise money for the new Media Arts Program at Rushford-Peterson Schools. He will be in Peterson throughout the event, at times accompanying Santa. Stop him if you’d like a family photo - you’ll recognize him by his pointy red gnome hat and his camera (you remember those, don’t you?)