Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:42:00 MST
Updated: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:53:23 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A local church celebrated a unique 27 year old local tradition of serving up a smorgasbord.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has been serving a customary Scandinavian meal to Grand Junction since 1987. Church organizers said it started out with a group as small as a family and has grown into an event that potentially bring in 240 people.
They said the Scandinavian feast is a celebration of culture.
“We are not a Scandinavian church, but everybody has pitched in regardless of what their nationality [is], and it’s become just kind of a tradition,” said organizer Janice Koppang.
The feast coincides with the NFL’s schedule, and takes place between playoffs and the Superbowl each year.
The church raises money to support its operations by selling a seat at the table for $16 per adult.