Everyone in this community is saying “Uffda” and are most likely thankful that the 24th Uffda Day event is behind us. Oh, I think that the people who work the event have fun doing some of the chores – especially in the preparation that started two months before. The work making the goodies — lefse, sandbakkels, krumkake, etc. — brings people together and some come to Rutland from neighboring towns to visit and help during those marathon efforts. Even after doing this for so many years, we learn new things and brainstorm about what to change for the next celebration. There is always the weather factor that is out of our control. However, it is amazing that this community can draw so many for the one day. Our biggest draw continues to be the lefse. The dinner and other food and crafts also contribute to get people from far and wide to Rutland. Despite the weather, we had a lot of visitors to town. Kudos to everyone who pulled together another successful Uffda Day event. Next year will be the 25th year and I’m sure that there will be something special planned. Rutland residents be on alert that we’ll need everyone’s help to get that event going. It’s not too early to volunteer — get your name on a list with the Community Club or simply leave a comment here and we’ll make sure that you get a call next Fall (or sooner) when the planning starts rolling again!!