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There won't be a Barnelopet this year in Decorah

Posted: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 1:40 PM

Bernelopet, the annual non-competitive ski or walk event for children, has been cancelled for 2021.

Organizer Darlene Fossum-Martin says, "For everyone's health and well-being, participants and volunteers alike, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Barnelopet, which was planned for February 6th.  The event is a collaboration between Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, and three Sons of Norway Lodges—Valdres #503 in Decorah, Iowa, Heimbygda #376 in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and Valheim #364 in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Barnel°pet is sponsored by Jon and Mary Hart of Decorah in memory of Kjell Arne Berntsen.