Rockford church makes sausage to keep Swedish Christmas tradition alive

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Lutheran Ministries is keeping the Swedish tradition alive of making Christmas sausage called “korv”.

A team of 50 volunteers got together on Wednesday to make the delicacy, the 2nd year the church hosted the korv-making party.

Rockford Lutheran Ministries inherited the annual tradition after Tabor Lutheran Church closed.

Executive director Amy Hoening says the holiday gathering helps pass Swedish cultural heritage to the next generation.

“We have people that have been making korv for 65 years and we have students in here as well, working alongside, and they’re telling stories and learning about our history,” she said.

Sausages are being sold for $6 a pound with proceeds going toward local charities.

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