The Spunky Norwegian Foundation has awarded 2 scholarships to Mansfield University. One in the name of Ole B. Bull the Norwegian violin virtuoso who started the Norwegian Communities in 1852 at Crossfork PA ; now the home of Ole Bull State Park. That Scholarship will go to the violin major in the music department. The other under the name of her Excellency Dr. Inez Stewart Bull will go to the piano major of the university.
In addition the foundation has given Ray Knight from St. Marys a grant to purchase music instruments and associated equipment for his combined high school band.
The foundation has also set aside a special fund for the move and relocation of the museum buildings now located on Cherry Springs Road in Galeton to a larger piece of land that will house the New Ole Bull Museum and Scandinavian gift shop with hopes that it will be open in time for the 61st Ole Bull Music Festival to be held in October of 2013 at Galeton High School. Please refer to the foundation’s web site for further and changing information at http://www.spunkynorwegian.com