The Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers held their annual Norse Afternoon of Fun on Sunday, Feb. 10.

The afternoon featured traditional dances from the current members, some sillier numbers where senior David Tessier tried to infiltrate a dance as a jokester and male Dancers had a toughness contest with their fathers and dances where alumni and the crowd could participate.

During the event, mayor Tim Swadley presented the Community Appreciation Award to John and Darlene Arneson, who are involved with multiple Stoughton organizations, including the Sons of Norway and the Stoughton FFA Alumni.

The Syttende Mai King and Queen, and the Prince and the Princess, were announced mid-way through the afternoon. Gerry and Karen Lapidakis were crowned King and Queen, Fox Prairie Elementary third-grader Gage Sveum was awarded Prince and Sandhill third-grader Natalie Zarnoth was given the title of Princess.

The four royalty will represent the city at the 2019 Syttende Mai festival, which will run from May 17-19 later this year.

– Kimberly Wethal