And We Have a Winner…

The 2019 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival was another huge success! We crowned our newest Miss Scandinavia, Sofia Morrill, who was this year’s Miss Finland, and have our 2019 Santa Lucia Bride, Miss Denmark, Isabel Talley. And there we lots of other winners at this year’s festival:

The Running of the Trolls winners for fastest adult male, adult female, and kid,  were published by the Daily Astorian – Click Here.

In the Outdoor Tournaments, the Tug-O-War went to the Swedes, and the Kubb Tournament went to the Norwegians.

Festival Raffle Winners:

2019 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Grand Prize ($1,000) Raffle Winner Evelyn Rush of Seaside, Oregon presented by Sara Lynn Drage (Photo above by Scott Docherty.) Jim Torgeson from Portland is the winner of the 2019 festival art work created by Ronni Harris of Astoria.

Additional Prize Winners:

Jona Nelson, Brendan Schaezler, Merv Helmersen, Mrs. Levardsen, Rima Cook, Lisa Egtvedt, Diane Kinney, Ann Madsen, Gwen Hadland, David Saar, Ana Holen, Jean Cox, Sara Orr, Charlie Folkestad, Jeff Davis, Joe Supple, Tim Rickard, Ann Peitsch, Mike Sparks, Carole Lyngstad, Pete Gimre, Cameron Telnikosf, Nancy Maki, Michele Wilson, Candace Larned, Scott McMullen, Ambara Calvert, Diane Mattson, Mike Abrahams, Mary Ellen Davenport, Dirk Rohne, Berit Madsen, Toby Dyal, Aleks Mathews, Cynthia Backer, Rusty House, Kori Bates, Marc Rush, Dave Hoyer, Jean Estoos, Don Roessler, Mike Wilson, Will Harper, Bella Meyn, Lori North, Kathy Najdek, Sharon Haller, Carole Anderson, Bonnie Madsen, Jamie Humphries, Arden Goldberg, Marlene Cronk, Kevin Dunn

Thank you to all those who donated prizes for the raffle this year!

Lower Columbia Danish Society, Finnish Brotherhood UFKB & S2, Sons of Norway Nidaros #16, Daughters of Norway Stjernen #7, Order of Vasa #215, Baked Alaska, Finn Ware, Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria Nordic Heritage Park, Martin North/Stephanie Inn, Helly Hansen, Josephson’s Smokehouse, Skipanon Brand, IKEA Portland, Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters, The Mouse Factory, Hurricane Hair Wrap, Rolling River Spirits, Phylis McEride, Carl Asch, Kim Nickens, Shoalwater Pottery, Scandinavian Rustic Designs, Vintage Scandinavian and the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.

(Photos by Scott Docherty /