Charlie Christensen works on turning a closet into a pantry upstairs at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Charlie Christensen works on turning a closet into a pantry upstairs at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Grant money ran out this fall but volunteers in Petersburg continue to renovate the Sons of Norway Hall that was built in 1912. KFSK’s Angela Denning stopped into the hall this week and has this report:
Sally Dwyer points to one of the new doors decorated with rose mauling at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Sally Dwyer points to one of the new doors decorated with rose mauling at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

The upstairs of the Sons of Norway looks different these days. A table saw is set up near the top of stairs, ladders lean against walls and paint cans cover a nearby table…it’s pretty obvious it’s a construction zone.
Robin Roberts looks through supplies while volunteering  at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Robin Roberts looks through supplies while volunteering at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Charlie Christensen bends over a Skilsaw in a small side room well-lit by a large window. The room used to be a closet and is now being converted into a pantry.
Longtime lodge member Sally Dywer leads me into a quieter area to talk about their ongoing work.
Sally Dwyer stands underneath Christmas decorations downstairs at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Sally Dwyer stands underneath Christmas decorations downstairs at the Sons of Norway hall. Photo/Angela Denning

Although construction is in full swing right now it will cease this weekend for the annual Christmas Bazaar. Thirty-nine vendors will be selling crafts, food and other items at the Sons of Norway hall both downstairs and upstairs.

The lodge is also using the event as a fundraiser and will be selling eight different kinds of soup out of the kitchen.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.