Photo: Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park Chair Judi Lampi with Jack Ficken, Astoria Sunday Market Board of Directors President and Greg Cross, Astoria Sunday Market Treasurer
The Astoria Sunday Market made a $2,000 grant to the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association to support the non-profit’s efforts to construct Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park. Cyndi Mudge, Director of the Astoria Sunday Market, said that the mission of the group is to support projects that revitalize downtown Astoria and the group’s board felt that this project fits perfectly. Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park will be built on the Riverwalk between 15th and 16th Streets. The public space will make locals and visitors aware of the North Coast’s unique cultural identity and commemorate the contributions and influences of the Scandinavian community to the general identity of the region. For more information on the Astoria Sunday Market, visit astoriasundaymarket.com. For more information on the proposed park, visit www.astoriascanpark.org.