November 20, 2015 3:42 pm • Staff Report
The grand marshal of the 2015 Julefest Celebration has been announced. Instead of an individual honoree, the crown this year goes to the Solvang Danish Days Foundation, announced Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau, coordinator of the annual Solvang Julefest Celebration.
“The Solvang Julefest committee is honoring this extraordinary volunteer group which has organized Danish Days for 80 years,” said Farhad. “They just celebrated their 20th anniversary as a nonprofit this year. This incredible charity keeps Solvang’s Danish heritage and culture vital and vibrant. We are delighted to recognize their service this Julefest season.”
Members and volunteers of the Danish Days Foundation will be introduced at the Community Tree Lighting in Solvang Park at 5 p.m. on Dec. 4 and flip the switch to light the tree as well as lead the Julefest parade on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. through the village streets of Solvang.
Current members of the Danish Days Foundation Board of Directors are: Brenda Anderson, Hans Birkholm, Max Hanberg, Glen Jacobsen, Linda Johansen, Rick Marzullo, Rodney Nielsen, Bruce Pedersen and Rose Skytt.
The 80th annual Danish Days will be celebrated Sept. 16-18, 2016.
Source: Santa Ynez Valley News