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June Pelo
22-09-07, 19:57
FinnFest 2008 will be held in Duluth, Minnesota July 23-27 and will be one of the major summer events in Duluth, with an expected 7,000-8,000 visitors. Application forms can be downloaded from the Internet or by mail:

Rodney J. Ikola
fax: 218 262-4575

2305 Highway 37
Hibbing, MN 55746

28-09-07, 06:48
Hi June
Am glad to see info on 2008 Finnfest.
Are you going to attend. Sure would love to meet you in person. I have yaked with you from Iron Range area of MN many times, I feel like I know you. Am a big fan of your joke which refer to my area of Mn. lots.
I am excited to learn more about Finland and looking forward to attend.
It should be great as you know we have lots of Finns in MN.
Take care

June Pelo
28-09-07, 16:28
Hi Lori. I sent you a PM. Good to hear from you.


11-07-08, 20:35
Hello all!

Mildred (Millie) Warner asked me to send out an invite to all Swedish Finns to gather for lunch while in Duluth for FinnFest 2008.

Date: Wednesday July 23
Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM
Place: Blackwood's in Proctor Boundary Avenue and Hwy #2
Menu: complete Swedish Meatball Dinner
Cost: $15.00 includes parking and gratuity
Ray Ahlgren will entertain with accordion music

Send checks and reservations by July 14 to Mildred Warren
6544 Morris Thomas Road
Cloquet MN 55720


Looking forward to it! Thanks Millie:)

Mary Lukkarila
12-07-08, 02:24
There will be many FinnFest programs of interest to Swede Finns and the Swedish Finnish Historical Society will have a table in the Genealogy Room to help people with their research. Syrene Forsman will give a presentation on how to use the databases. The Tuesday tour of Carlton County will also discuss and hopefully stop at the old Swede Finn community in West Duluth.
Our local commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1WCi41vMtE
Hope to see you all in Duluth :) Even President Halonen is attending!