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Proguard Self Storage Participates in Town Festival

by Tony Gonzalez May 10, 2013 6:35 PM

During the summer months, many cities across the United States hold celebrations for the founding of their city. Next week, Poulsbo, Washington, will hold their 45th Annual Viking Fest on May 17-19, 2013, to celebrate the spirit of their Scandinavian founders.

Many self storage owners and operators like to participate and support city activities such as the Viking Fest. And, Pro-Guard Self Storage is one of those businesses that supports the Viking Fest.

Proguard donated two ‘package deals’ to be raffled off. These package deals include three months of free storage. Tickets cost $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. People can purchase tickets from various merchants in Poulsbo from now through the 16th of May and at the Viking Fest Information Booth during the Fest until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday May 19th.

The are many other activities going on at the Fest. There will be food booths, craft booths, and a carnival throughout the three days of activities. There will be a stand up paddleboard race (a 5 mile and 1 mile race), an oyster eating contest, and the lutefisk (dried fish with lye) eating contest.

There will be a program throughout the event. Program numbers include:

  • The Sons of Norway Men’s Chorus (singing Norwegian songs)
  • The high school band
  • A jazz band
  • A marimba band
  • Me & The Boys (a bluegrass and country pop music group)
  • James Redfern (Rock-pop-soul music)
  • Irish dancers
  • Sons of Norway Leikarringen Dancers (school-aged children doing Norwegian dances)
  • Country Cloggers
  • Sammendra Adult folk Dancers
  • Kitsap Kickers Line Dancers


There are three other clever activities during the Fest. The Message-in-a-Bottle Race is based on the concept of a yellow rubber duck race. Instead of using rubber ducks, participants will use sports drink bottles, each carrying a ticket stub. First-, second-, and third-place winners will get  $1,000, $500, or $250.

They will hold a Kupcake Krigen – or a cupcake ‘war.’ Participants will bake three flavors of cupcakes at home. They will enter 25 of each flavor to be judged. Sunday morning they will decorate the cupcakes. Entries will be judged on the attractiveness and how they taste. After the winner is selected, the cupcakes will them be sold to the public.

The last clever activity is the Murder mystery game, Death with Lefse. Participants will get a paper that provides a description of the ‘murder’ of King Baldur, King of the “Village of Little Norway.” It will give names of the suspects. Participants visit town merchants seeking clues. When they think they know who the murderer is, they turn in their entry to the information booth. Then, the ‘crime’ will be reenacted on Sunday May 19th. Winning entries will be drawn at random from among those who correctly identified the ‘villain who committed the dastardly crime.”

Sources Used:

“Poulsbo’s Viking Fest Packs Gets New Sponsor – New Activities.” PRWeb; 10 May 2013.

Viking Fest.

Proguard Self Storage.