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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, Annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Open House

Welcome to our annual DCHS Bake Sale and Open House, Friday, December 5th, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

bakesale decorated house

Come and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations at the historic Knute  and Nicolina Nelson House, 1219 Nokomis St., Alexandria, MN 56308.

Watch live demonstrations of lefse and krumkake, shop for ethnic delicacies such as Bohemian kolaches, rosettes, spritz, Scandinavian almond cakes, Italian pizzelles, Norwegian flatbread, German pfeffernuss, ready-to-bake apple pies, frozen soups, pickled beets, breads, krumkake and lefse and many, many more special holiday goodies.

Fresh Lefse!
Fresh Lefse!


Sandra or Heidi from the Scandinavian Gift Shop will be here in Knute and Nicolina’s kitchen to display and sell a varied selection of unique merchandise.

kolachy and baked goods


After bake-sale shopping in the  lower level, relax in the dining room with a cup of hot lingonberry cider and a sample of almond cake, and purchase a bowl of Knute’s favorite ham bakesale openhouse dining roomand bean soup. Music provided by Dane Werely Compton.