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Dalesburg Scandinavian Association Newsletter


44th Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition in Dalesburg

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Dalesburg Lutheran Church



Key Dates


Annual Meeting

Held Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Beresford.

44th Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition in Dalesburg

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Dalesburg Lutheran Church

154th Dalesburg Midsummer Festival

Friday, June 21, 2024 (Tentative) and Sunday, June 23, 2024

Dalesburg Lutheran Church

For information, visit www.dalesburg.org or contact Ron Johnson at: ron@dalesburg.org or 605-253-2575.

Dalesburg Scandinavian Association – April Update


Fundraiser for Friends of Midsummer

Dalesburg-Made Yellow and Blue Tie Quilts – Two quilts available.

$150 / quilt + postage & handling.


Quilt 1

Quilt 2

If interested please email Ron at Ron@dalesburg.org

Payments will be sent to

Friends of Midsummer

30595 University Road

Vermillion, SD 57069-6507

Dalesburg Scandinavian Association membership

Spring 2022!

Dear Friends of Midsummer,

Midsummer is Friday, June 24

and the Church Service is Sunday, June 26

the band Jaerv from Gothenburg, Sweden

will be our featured performers on June 24. 


We are sending the renewal notices for the Friends of Midsummer in the same envelope as the Dalesburg Scandinavian Association membership notices, as many of you belong to both organizations.  We would appreciate if you would write two separate checks as the organizations have two separate checking accounts.  Thank You!

Midsummer was not held in 2020 although the fundraising letters went out before the Pandemic.  Midsummer was held in 2021 and we used the funds raised in 2020.

Please visit our website:  www.dalesburg.org for information about Midsummer 2022.  Check out:  www.facebook.com/Dalesburgmidsommar

Thank You to the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York City for funding the performances of Jaerv in South Dakota in June.

We appreciate your continuing support of the Dalesburg Midsummer Festival.  We look forward to hearing from you – our faithful supporters!

… and we hope to get back to normal!


Welcome to Midsummer 2022! 

Ron Johnson for the Friends of Midsummer

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Membership Classification:

  ___  Husband & Wife ($35.00/year)

___  Individual ($20.00/year)     ___  Organization or Business ($50.00/year)

Please make check payable to:  FRIENDS OF MIDSUMMER, and mail to:  Friends of Midsummer, c/o Dalesburg Midsummer Festival, 30595 University Road, Vermillion SD 57069.  (You may also enclose it in your envelope to Dalesburg Scandinavian Association.)  Thank You.   

Anna’s Lilies: A Legacy of Hope

Read Anna’s Lilies: A Legacy of Hope at http://www.fyi-dakota.com/index.php/anna-s-lilies

Santa Lucia Festival on SDPB Dakota Life

View SDPB Post

What Ever Happened To…

What Ever Happened To…

The roll curtain that was in the west room at the Dalesburg (Country) School.

If you know what happened to it, or remember the last time you saw it, please contact Ron Johnson (ron@dalesburg.org) or Connie Richards.



1900s Centerville Music Store

Music store in Centerville, South Dakota  in the early 1900’s.

Proprietors:  Alfred Haverberg and August N. “Piano” Anderson.



Photos courtesy Bob Haverberg, Belmont, Michigan.