Sons of Norway lodge named International Lodge of the Year

KELSEYVILLE – During the summer the local Sons of Norway lodge received special honors at the Sons of Norway's International Convention.

At the event, held Aug. 30 in San Diego, 2007 Vikings of Lake Lodge No. 6-166 President Mary Beth Ingvoldstad accepted the 2007 International Lodge of the Year plaque.

Only two lodges each year are awarded this prestigious honor.

Sons of Norway International is comprised of 400 lodges in the United States, Canada and Norway.

Vikings of Lake Lodge No. 6-166 was formed three years ago and has more than 120 members.

Celebrating Norway, and all Nordic countries, the lodge shares Heritage and Culture events at the Galilee Lutheran Church Community Center, 8860 Soda Bay Road each month.

For more information about Vikings of Lake Lodge, call Joyce at 998-3583 and check out the lodge's Web site at