Below the following contact form, you will find our 2022 Press Resources to download and use for promotional purposes only, such as print-ready logos. When they become available, the new official posters and festival artwork will be posted here, so please check back.
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Thank you for your interest in this year's Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!
Friends and family will say goodbye tomorrow to Dave Hoofnagle, a longtime supporter of the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. He will be missed by many.
David William Hoonagle was born in Astoria, Oregon on April 2nd 1950 to Charles Edward Hoofnagle and Nancy Ellen (Sold) Hoofnagle. He had three sisters, Patrice E. Hoofnagle, Irma May (Hoofnagle) Archambault and Beth Louise (Gray) Turpen, and a brother John D. Hoofnagle. They all preceded David in death.
David grew up in Knappa, Oregon until the fifth grade, then the family moved to Warrenton Oregon where he graduated from Warrenton High School in 1968. He met Beverly Ledbetter in 1969 and then married the love of his life on May 22nd 1971. God blessed them with three children Susan, Tracy, and Scott whom David adored.
David worked for Bumble Bee Cold Storage for five years. Then he worked for Warrenton Lumbermill as a saw filer and truck mechanic for 27 years. He then worked for Snap-On Tools and Builder Supply. His last job until retirement was working for the Astoria School district in the cafeteria.
David loved to travel with his wife Bev and made a point of regular family trips. He also found great joy in motorcycle trips around Oregon and across the Western United States. Dave made a once in a lifetime trip to Scandinavia where he and Bev backpacked across Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. He and Bev later retuned to Europe and Italy to see the sites on motorcycles. Years later Dave jumped at the chance to travel again, only this time to Israel with Pastor Craig from Bethany Free Lutheran. It was on this trip where Dave greatly deepened his faith with Jesus as he and Bev saw firsthand the Biblical sites of the Bible in real life.
Dave slowly became a man of deep faith and conviction. Through active participation in church and small group fellowship, he came to a peace in his life that Jesus was his Lord.
Dave was someone that could fix just about anything. He loved working with his hands and was good at it. Dave was often found working on cars and motorcycles (completing a built from scratch 3 wheeled motorcycle). He also would do any plumping, carpentry, electrical work, and just about anything else that needed fixed.
Dave is survived by his wife Beverly A. Hoofnagle, their three children; Susan Jackson, Tracy Burchfield, and Scott Hoofnagle married to Tiffany. Dave has 9 grandchildren; Reanna Houghton, Alex Burchfield, Kaitlyn Hoofnagle, Jacob Hoofnagle, Madison Friedrich, Bryon Hoofnagle, Devin Jackson, Wyatt Jackson, Brinley Stephens. Dave has three great grandchildren; Killian, Sophia, and Emma. He also is survived by brother-in-law Clifford Ledbetter and several cousins.Nieces Marti May, Dawn Ahlers, Lori Gray, Shelia Smith, Julie Turpen and nephew John Turpen. ... See MoreSee Less
ASTORIA SCAN FEST LEADERSHIP UPDATE
The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will maintain its tradition of over fifty years and present a three-day Midsummer Festival on June 16, 17, and 18, 2023, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Carla Oja will continue as President of the festival association and lead a group of forty volunteers who plan year-round for the heritage event. Stepping up as Vice-President is Sirpa Duoos. Duoos recently retired from Clatsop County after over twenty-five years in public service. She immigrated to Oregon from Kalajoki, Finland, in 1969 along with her four siblings and parents. Duoos will be in charge of the church service and parade of native folk wear as well as assist Oja with festival leadership. Stepping down but not away is former Vice-President Tony Larson who will remain on the association board as member-at-large.
The Troll Run will return in 2023 with new leadership. Former Astorian Donna Brunner Moberly will chair the Troll Run committee assisted by retired Warrenton teacher Janet Todd. The Troll Run will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, and applications will be available soon at www.AstoriaScanFest.org. ... See MoreSee Less
What a power team ♥️
Love me some OJA!!!
The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association is now accepting vendor applications for the 2023 festival to be held June 16, 17, & 18, 2023, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92927 Walluski Road, Astoria, Oregon. Applications and payment are due by April 22, 2023. Vendor applications are online at: astoriascanfest.com/events/vendors/
Please Note: We require that all of our vendors to reflect the style and culture of Nordic heritage in their products for sale. ... See MoreSee Less
Get to know the 2023 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court. Congratulations to all!
Senior Court Chaperone Emmi Collier is a PE teacher at Astoria Middle School. Previously she taught in the Sweet Home School District for five years. Emmi participated in previous festivals as Junior and Senior Miss Finland and as a Scandinavian dancer. Her grandparents immigrated to Minnesota in the 1950’s and then eventually settled in Astoria. Emmi visited Finland as a child and hopes to return as an adult. She looks forward to attending events with the senior court. ... See MoreSee Less
Chuck will be missed by the Scandinavian community where he was active and responsible in his leadership role. Our thoughts are with his family.It is with great sadness that we share the passing of City employee, Chuck Higgins. Chuck has been an important part of our Public Works Operations division since 2012. He was a great friend and co-worker and will be deeply missed. Please keep Chuck’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
The Astorian has published his obituary: www.dailyastorian.com/obituaries/obituary-charles-chuck-leroy-higgins/article_47e3ff8e-96cf-11ed-... ... See MoreSee Less
The good people never live long enough.