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.
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.
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.