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Meatball dinner in Batavia to support Swedish American Children’s Choir

The Swedish American Children's Choir will present a Swedish meatball dinner March 11 in Batavia as a fundraiser for the ensemble.
The Swedish American Children's Choir will present a Swedish meatball dinner March 11 in Batavia as a fundraiser for the ensemble.

BATAVIA – To celebrate National Meatball Day Swedish style, a benefit dinner for the Swedish American Children's Choir is planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 11 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.

The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert, according to a news release.

Also featured will be Swedish gift items for purchase, as well as antiques, and a baked goods sale of Swedish and American specialties. All proceeds from the event will benefit the choir performance tour fund.

The choir, in its 18th year, is described as the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and is comprised of children ages 4 to 17 from the Fox Valley and surrounding suburbs. They present performances of Swedish songs and Scandinavian dances throughout the area.

Dinner tickets are by reservation only, and carryout orders are available.

If you go

What: Benefit dinner for children's choir

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 11

Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia

Cost and info: $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 10, and free for younger kids; for the required reservations, call choir office at 630-414-9700

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