WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Senior Center hosted a delicious Christmas Dinner Celebration last Thursday, December 20, 2018 at noon for 40 hungry guests. Larry Knegendorf was the emcee before dinner welcoming and thanking everyone for coming. Larry also handled the brief announcements that included letting all know about the upcoming Village retirement get together for Steve Nygaard on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Building.
WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Senior Center hosted a delicious Christmas Dinner Celebration last Thursday, December 20, 2018 at noon for 40 hungry guests. Larry Knegendorf was the emcee before dinner welcoming and thanking everyone for coming. Larry also handled the brief announcements that included letting all know about the upcoming Village retirement get together for Steve Nygaard on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Building.

WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Senior Center hosted a delicious Christmas Dinner Celebration last Thursday, December 20, 2018 at noon for 40 hungry guests. Larry Knegendorf was the emcee before dinner welcoming and thanking everyone for coming. Larry also handled the brief announcements that included letting all know about the upcoming Village retirement get together for Steve Nygaard on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Building.

Then the delectable meal of Swedish meatballs, gravy, over creamy mashed potatoes complemented with corn, bread and butter was served with a beverage and a tasty dessert.

Small cups of peanuts and candies with a candy cane were already on the table to enjoy.

The lovely musical dinner entertainment during the meal was provided by singer/guitarist Sharon Frietag and guitarist Gregg Buffington.

Sharon Frietag has a strong beautiful voice and she began by having everyone sing “Happy Birthday” to Lester Holm.

Then she led in a full repertoire of Christmas songs leading off with “Deck the Halls” followed by one of my favorites, “Go Tell it on the Mountain.”

Frietag told a funny story about her mom always giving her single uncle a fruit cake for Christmas every year, because he liked it…after he passed away and they were going through his place they found stacks of various untouched petrified fruit cake…

Various bells were passed out to the dinner guests to join in as the group sang “Jingle Bells.” Frietag said she wouldn’t say that it sounded like a bunch of “Ding-a-lings.” Five more traditional Christmas favorite songs were sung. Then sing-along sheets with the words for two forgotten Christmas songs were passed out for all to join on “O Lutefisk” sung to the tune of “O Tannenbaum” and “The Lefsa Song!”

“O Lutefisk” only had four verses and they were good ones that did pay proper homage to the Scandinavian Christmas delicacy. Here is the first verse (sing along if you know it) “O Lutefisk…O Lutefisk...how fragrant your aroma, You smell so strong…you look like glue, You tase yust like an overshoe, But Lutefisk…come Saturday, I tink I’ll eat you anyway. And here are two quotable lines from the last verse of this Christmas classic. “O Lutefisk…O Lutefisk…not everyone discovers, Dat Lutefisk and lefsa makes Norvegians better lovers!

Then there was a break in the musical entertainment as Senior Center Board member Jim Wickboldt called everyone out of the kitchen and the rest of the Woodville Senior Center Crew to gather around as he thanked them for all they do all year for the Senior Center. He then presented each with an envelope that was a “token of appreciation” for all of their hard work and kindness.

From there it was back to the wonderful music of Frietag and Buffington for “The Lefsa Song” and the final lovely “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The Christmas Dinner Celebration at the Woodville Senior Center ended with drawings for some door prizes from Baldwin LightStream: Vi Roquette, Pat Schumacher, Barb Delander and Sue Dejong were the lucky winners.

Jill Huftel the Nutrition Program Manager, a most gracious hostess at the Woodville Senior Center thanked everyone for coming to the dinner and wished them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!