The first annual Lutefisk Dinner was held in 1930. Four hundred pounds of lutefisk was served at the first dinner. The total expenses were $143.53. They brought in $165.05, profiting $21.52. In 2002, they served 957 guests 1500 pounds of lutefisk with 200 workers and had a gross income of $6182.60. The most memorable lutefisk supper was in 1956 when the lights were off for several hours and candles, oil lamps and flashlights were used with little delay resulting. For many years lutefisk dinners were served to the public until 1972. A congregational lutefisk dinner was held in 1977. Evanger held lutefisk dinners open to the public in 1979, and from 1984 until 2005. As many as 2000 were served in a single year.
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