Break the cat out of the barrel

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
A Swedish tradition will be held at the Old Colony School in Bishop Hill on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.

A special Swedish celebration called "Slå Katten Uti Tunnan," (Break the cat out of the barrel) will be held Friday Feb. 12, 2010 from 7-10 p.m. at the historic old Colony School in Bishop Hill. There is a nominal cost.

This Swedish pre-lenten celebration is fun-for-the-whole-family and involves breaking a paper maché barrel filled with goodies and prizes. There will also be a "cat king and queen" chosen to reign over the Swedish/American folk dance party.

Musicians for the evening include: John Heasley-guitarist, Zach May-cellist and Kalle Eriksson-fiddler.

This event is sponsored by Pride of the Family, a Vasa Order of America Swedish culture education club for youth and children.

For more information contact Patti at (309) 375-6844 or