Hundreds turned out to eat and enjoy entertainment including the Brotherhood of Harmony, Bjornson Male Choir and The Danish Pearls.
“It was successful on all fronts,” said co-chair Paul Roge, “ a time to meet and greet old and new friends.”
Children of all ages enjoyed the ever-popular petting zoo and games. The bakery booth sold out. Resident Krista Nielsen continued for the third year to expertly manage “Yesterday’s Browse Box,” a booth with donated second-hand items. Nielsen, former owner of an antiques and collectibles store, helped turn the items into support for The Danish Home. Residents themselves made over 200 price tags used for sale items.
“Mange tak to all of the volunteers,” Roge said, “ And mange tak barely does the job to express thanks for their help. So — mange, mange tak for all the volunteers and donations that helped to make Sommerfest such a happy and enjoyable occasion.”
The Danish Home of Chicago is a boutique retirement community located in historic Norwood Park on Chicago’s northwest side.