Members of the Rotary Club of Solvang stepped up to operate a food booth during this year’s Annual Danish Days Festival, which honors the 1911 founding of Solvang by Danish-Americans.  Running from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, the 18th, it was the first Danish Days celebration since 2019.  Solvang Rotarians, for the first time, cooked and served more than 400 “Viking Burger” meals, consisting of grilled pork patties with Swiss cheese and grilled onions, served on toasted egg dough cheese/onion buns.  Chips and beverages completed the meal. YUM…!  The event drew thousands of visitors both Saturday and Sunday, as reported by the Santa Barbara News-Press.  In addition to many Danish costumes, the festival featured two parades, an axe-throwing contest, and a Lego Building Competition, for which the first prize garnered $500.
Solvang Rotarians: Linda Johansen, Saira Davison, Devon Davison, Art Kaslow, Frank Smithson, Chris Lowry, and Rick Weber, President
Allan Jones (cowboy hat), Joe Brown, Art Kaslow, Frank Smithson, and Bruce Wagner