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Westby Syttende Mai celebrates 50 years

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Westby is celebrating 50 years of its Norwegian heritage this weekend.  The Syttende Mai royalty joined us on Daybreak to tell us about the celebrations.  For details visit their website: westbysyttendemai.com.

Pancake Supper: Thursday, May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the local VFW on Main St. A delicious community fundraiser benefiting the Westby Syttende Mai and Snowflake Royalties…join us, meet your neighbors, and support our local Royalties in Westby!

Kickoff Breakfast: Friday, May 18, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM located at Old Towne Inn Supper Club at 100 E. Old Town Rd.  Join Gary Gilbertson, host of the local Old Time Music Show at WVRQ AM 1360, for a "Tapping Your Toes with the Trolls" good time. Sit, relax with good friends, eat a hearty breakfast and enjoy the music by the "Norskedalen Trio".

Music with DJ, Abby Holman: Friday, May 18, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM located in the Norski Music Tent on the Nordic Lanes ballfield.  Enjoy the greatest to the latest with one of the only female DJs in Northern Wisconsin!

Kickoff Fireworks: Friday, May 18, 9:00 PM-10:00 PM located at the Industrial Park near the fire station.

Syttende Mai Button and Raffle Tickets: Cash Prizes!!! Have a chance to win $500, $200, $100 or $75! Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $5.00 each and you receive a Syttende Mai collector button. Buttons with raffle tickets are located at area businesses, the information booths, and any board member.

Arts, Crafts and Commercial Tents: Saturday. May 19th from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 20th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM located at N. Main and E. State Streets. Come support artists, crafters, and commercial vendors.

Westby Area Historical Society Window Display: Stop by Garrick Olerud's new office at 106 W. State St to see the window full of Westby history memorabilia. Beautiful and interesting items on display that tell the history of Westby.

Troll Hunt: Join in on the annual hunt sponsored by the Connelly Law Office located at 210 S. Main Street. Cash Reward! Everyone is welcome to participate. Clues posted Friday, May 18 at 4:00 PM and Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st at noon. Hunt for little wooden trolls!

Troll Medallion Hunt: To commemorate the 50th Westby Syttende Mai, 48 troll medallions are "trolling" the town of Westby the week leading up to Syttende Mai. No clues will be posted. It is sheer luck to find one. Register your found medallion at the Syttende Mai Information booth during its open hours and claim a $5 cash prize plus keep the medallion! Medallions 49 and 50 will be given to the finders of the official Syttende Mai trolls. No reward cash prize will be given after 4 PM on May 20.

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