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9th Annual Crayfish Party “Kräftskiva”
Saturday August 29th, 2015, at 6pm
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party. We want to thankfully recognize your membership at this event and encourage you to bring potential new members.
- A social event to share an old tradition
- Get to know fellow members and potential new members
- Master of Ceremonies – Singing – Toasts
- Raffles with exciting prizes
Boulder Creek Golf Course, Streetsboro Ohio
This year’s party will take place in the party-barn of the Boulder Creek Golf Course in Streetsboro. You will see some very nice improvement to this venue. See below for map and directions.
Invite your friends and colleagues to the Crayfish Party
You probably know someone who you think would benefit from membership in SACC-Ohio. Please invite them to this event. If they accept your invitation, list their names and corresponding email address on the RSVP form.
We will have the SACC-Ohio Brochure and Membership Application form available for their consideration.
Location: The party-barn at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 9700 Page Road, Streetsboro. For a map and directions, Click Here.
Included: Food and drinks, hats and bibs, song texts.
Members of SACC-Ohio, BACC, FACC, DACC, and their spouses and family members: $55 per person
Non-members: $65 – However, $10 will be credited to the membership fee if you become a member of SACC-Ohio in connection with the Crayfish Party.
The cost is payable by check made out to SACC-Ohio enclosed with the mail-in RSVP below.
Quick link to register now! The number of attendees is limited and we accept registrations on a “first come – first served” basis. Therefore, please register as soon as possible, preferably no later than August 20th to be guaranteed a reservation. Also, we need to order crayfish from a specialty store on the West coast and therefore have to order the crayfish at least ten days in advance.
History of the Crayfish Party
Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Today, the “kräftpremiär” date in early August has no legal significance. Dining is traditionally outdoors. Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs.A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. The tradition has also spread to Finland via the Swedish-speaking population of that country.
Courtesy of Wikipedia
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