Activities in 2011 -
ASFSB HONORS TWO CENTENARIANS

The American Scandinavian Foundation of Santa Barbara celebrated 100 years of life of two of our long time members, Christine Groppe and Elizabeth Youker. The party was held at the home of President Ellen Zissler on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, July 17. Unfortunately, Elizabeth was unable to attend due to a recent fall, but was represented by her daughter, Claudia Youker Taden.

Christine gave us a delightful thumbnail sketch of her 100 years with her usual sense of humor, followed by Claudia’s tribute to her mother’s long and productive life. Another highlight of the celebration was the traditional Scandinavian kransekaka, baked for the occasion by Elaine and Einar Hovind. A lovely decorated sheet cake, and other light refreshments were served, and all awho attended enjoyed a very special occasion. Happy Birthday to Christine and Youker from all!.


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Christine Groppe



Einar Hovind












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