Slooper Monument Project
Much of the cost of handling and setting the "bautastein" has been underwritten by the generous folks at TURLOCK MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS - financial support to have Norwegian singing star Hanne Krogh participate came from the supportive folks at the Royal Norwegian Consulate General of San Francisco - some funding support came a $600 grant from the SONS OF NORWAY FOUNDATION - Slooper family members, interested individuals and Sons of Norway lodges have provided valuable donations - yet more is needed to cover State-side expenses related to processing the stone and staging the dedication ceremony. While your attendance at Napa on May 15th is the main thing we ask of you, below are other ways you can support our endeavor. Sorry, we are NOT set up for Internet mail-order business. Unless other prior arrangements are made, items will only be for sale at the San Francisco Norway Day Festival on May 8-9 and at the Napa Monument Dedication on May 15th.
|DONATIONS: Send a check for any amount (made out to either "Sons of Norway Fram #13" or to "Keith Wheeler") to: Keith Wheeler, Star Rt. Box 91-A, Mad River, CA 95552. A small "piece of the rock" (a chip from the carving of marble size or larger) will be furnished as an authentic souvenir. (We will mail out these commemorative chips for donations of $10 or more.)|
ARTIST'S STUDY ("Mock-Up") DRAWING: Tickets available for $1 donation from the Wheelers, selected Sons of Norway lodges, at Turlock Marble & Granite, San Francisco Norway Day Festival, and at the May 15th celebration. Drawing to be held at the banquet on May 15. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS!
WON BY FLOYD STONE OF NAPA!
He plans to donate it to the Napa Co. Historical Society
|TEE SHIRTS: Available with the "Ship and the Stone" logo - Price: $16. Available in black & natural from Peg or Keith Wheeler, at the Norway Day Festival or Napa dedication. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS. Sold out - sorry|
|EMIGRATION POSTER: "Reisen til Amerika" - The very attractive graphic by Norwegian graphic artist Harald Gulli which is now the Emigration Center of Stavanger's logo and was made for the travel exhibit "Promise of America" which toured the US in 1987 - 1989. Limited number made available from the Center - A collector's item - a beautiful & symbolic image - bilingual - On heavy paper - 16.75 inches by 27.50 inches - limited quantity - Price: $15. CLICK HERE FOR LARGE IMAGE. Sold out - sorry|
"VIKING AUCTION": To be held at the celebration banquet at Napa's Elks Lodge, May 15th. Donated items available will be:
Beautiful framed print, "The Vikings Sail," by Lake Tahoe artist Floyd Johnson donated by the artist. Won by Hans Gustaf Anderson of Egersund, Norway.
"Rogaland" Norwegian Sweater donated by Peg Wheeler - unisex, large, pewter buttons. Won by Carl Ingvoldstad.
Various donated Norwegian "regional" items to be brought by our guests from Norway.
3 collectable hand painted statuettes of authentically replicated Norwegian women's national costumes (bunads), donated by Pat Ponnay of Eureka's Fram #13 lodge - 3" tall, VEST-AGDER, ØVRE HALLINGDAL, ØST-TELEMARK. Won by Slooper Janice Craig.
Chef's apron with Norwegian design accompanied with a Vesterheim Museum Scandinavian Food Fest cookbook, donated by Pat Ponnay.
Pewter Restauration Christmas ornament made in Norway for the Vesterheim Museum - donated by Keith Wheeler.
Other donated items to be added to the list later.
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