The atmosphere was cheerful and in high spirits as in a movie from the 40's when the citizens of Gävle Boulognerskogen gathered to celebrate National Day. Glass Shoes was long but everyone enjoyed the sunshine, whether they were there to see the flag hoisted traditional, look at the exotic tai-chi conduct or vote for the nicest guy.

. A different part of the program was a bronze statue simulating the Swedish artist Olof was submitted by the Mayor Of Galva, USA. Olof was born in Tärnsjö but went to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century where he lived the rest of his life.  The bronze bust is made by the American Sculptor Jordan Murray.


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GIFT. Gävle received a bronze statue of the Swedish artist Olof Krans. and were forwarded by Mr. T Hartman, Mayor of Galva, here with his wife Judith.
Gift Gävle received a bronze statue of the Swedish artist Olof Krans. and were forwarded by Mr. T Hartman, Mayor of Galva, here with his wife Judith. Photographer: Jenny Lundberg


People came and went throughout the day for the commemoration, which had a long and substantial program, from eleven in the morning until the concert at six o'clock in the evening. Niklas People Farm was compere and Joakim Lundberg events manager.
- It is the third or fourth time we celebrate National Day here in Boulognerskogen and now it feels that we have indeed found the right form of celebration, "said Scrooge. There are several thousand people who come and gone during the day and it is so wonderful with all the people flowing around here.
A different part of the program was when a bronze statue of the Swedish artist Olof Krans was handed over by the Mayor of Galva, USA. Olaf was born in Tärnsjö but went to the U.S. in the mid-1800s where he lived the rest of his life. Bronze bust is made of the American sculptor Jordan Murray
National Day celebrations also gave the pony rides, face painting and horse carriage. Snoddaståget from Bollnäs long tour drove down to the center and the Cultural and scholarships were awarded.

 

From: Arbetatbladet

June 7, 2010

Erica Magusson

 

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