Finlandia Foundation National aids Nordic park effort

Dirk Schulbach, second from right, of Finlandia Foundation National, presents a check for $5,000 for the Astoria Nordic Heritage Park to Loran Mathews, second from left, president of the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association. Also pictured, from left, Miss Scandinavia Sofia Morrill, Miss Finland Emma Biederman and Junior Miss Finland Avery Hoyer. If fundraising goals are reached this summer, construction on the park will start in September. To donate, mail checks to Astoria Nordic Heritage Park, P.O. Box 34, Astoria, OR., 91703, or go to AstoriaNordicPark.org. Donations are tax deductible.