Instead of aprons and bunads, Syttende Mai enthusiastic are sewing masks.

Vicky Goplen, vice president of the Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge, has been making Norwegian themed masks for the May 17 weekend.

She is using a pattern from the Centers for Disease Control website, and has already given out 20 masks. She gave them to friends, Sons of Norway members, families and even mailed them to expats in northern Wisconsin.

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