Featured in the October 2002 Issue

Written by: Deby Welfringer
The venture has begun and was celebrated with a Grand Re-Opening party. Dick Megiveron and Deby and Rob Welfringer kicked off their purchase of "The Viking" on September 7th. If you've never been to "The Viking" now is the time. It's located in Lacey, Washington right on Martin Way. We have a full bar, full kitchen and two 1945 Brunswick 4 1/2 x 9 foot tables. We have dancing and sing Karaoke Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. So how was the party?

It was a huge success and we want to thank all of you who attended. Things started gearing up about 3:00PM. By 4:30PM the food was being served. We had over 120 lbs of BBQ Chicken and Ribs with A'gratin potatoes, pasta salad, potato salad and corn on the cob. Special thanks to those who contributed: Patti Conn, Debi Nelson, Tony Lomsdale and Pat Tarver with Jay Farmer manning the BBQ. We had plenty of yummy food for all.

Once our bellies were full the invitational karaoke singers began their performance. They were incredible. Special thanks to Megan Torve for putting together a group of such talented performers who included Patti and Rich March, Jack, Barb Murphey and husband Murphey, Jackie Sawyer, Leah, Larry, Bill Valentine and Mr. Rock and Roll.

We were able to get in two 9-ball pool tournaments. I think the best part was Al Hess who wore his Viking horn hat while competing in the tournament. He took this very serious. It was a classic moment.

After the food was served the invitational karaoke singers gave their performance and the good times started to roll. The atmosphere was awesome and we all had such a great time. It was elbow-to-elbow and standing room only. At 9:00PM it was open Karaoke and the place was singing in style. We had Debi Nelson and Keith Mulligan bartending and Chrissy Gray, Tracey Delaney and Lacey Miner serving the guests. I don't know how they did it, but they somehow managed to work their way through the elbows. Thanks for the great service you guys. We gave away many door prizes and broke out the Viking hats. We didn't realize having different sized horns on the Viking hats would create so much horn envy between the guests and everyone was definitely horny that night. The place partied until closing and was more than we could have hoped for. We would like to thank all our patrons who endured the remodel with such patience. We are grateful to have such a group of wonderful people in our bar.

Please check in frequently. We will be having many new events every week including: pool tournaments, BBQ's, NFL Football specials, Karaoke contests, lunch and dinner specials and other fun events. We will be having charity events starting in October including: a coat drive, food drive and a toy drive. If you would like to donate we will be happy to pass it along. Our website will launch October 10th. Check out our special event calendar and get on our e-mail announcement list.

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