VALHALLA, N.Y. - The Valhalla Vikings will be taking their nickname literally this weekend by celebrating in true Viking fashion with their first annual Jolablot Heritage Celebration.
The title Jolablot comes from an ancient Viking celebration that celebrates the end of winter and the coming of spring with music, dancing and storytelling. The Valhalla Vikings Sports Booster Club will have its own version Saturday night at the Mount Pleasant Community Center on Valhalla.
The event will include a disc jockey and live band, dancing, food and a costume contest. A cash prize will be given out to the person wearing the best Viking costume. There also will be a raffle where guests will have the opportunity to win the grand prize of $10,000, second prize of $1,750 or third prize of $750. Tickets for the raffle are $100 and the winner does not need to be in attendance.
Entrance to the event is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Valhalla athletics program. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is BYOB.
For more information on the event or how to purchase tickets, visit the Valhalla schools website.