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Celebrating Finnish heritage

Dancing, pickled herring and pancakes mark Illinois congregation's festivities

Folk dancer Linda Mayo (left) straightens the costume of Margo Kinseruik at the January 2011 Finnish Celebration at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Waukegan, Ill.

Joel Lerner/SunTimes Media Before the singing and dancing ensued, attendees remembered the church's Finnish heritage over pannukakku (oven pancakes), beef soup, pickled herring and more.

The annual event raised funds for St. Mark's travel club.


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