Celebrating Scandinavia

Group keeps up its traditions at midsummer festival
Monday, June 11, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:48 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Lena, a singing toy plastic lobster bought in America, wiggled her red claws and sang louder then Ole, the singing lobster from Sweden. But it was only due to Ole’s need for new batteries. The origins of the lobsters, which served as mascots for the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Sunday, were representative of the dual heritage of the society’s members.