ASFSB members

From left back are ASFSB members Paul Wright, Jessica Poley, Ellen Zissler, Chris Van Der Kar and Heidi Poley. In front are Cheryl Wright, Brooke Van Der Kar, Sally Van Der Kar and Brooke Crabb.

Members of the American Scandinavian Foundation of Santa Barbara spent St. Patrick’s Day afternoon at the Seal Fountain and on the boardwalk by Carpinteria State Beach. After the afternoon on the town, a light dinner was served at Island Brewing Company. For some members, it was the first time discovering what Carpinteria has to offer for locals and visitors alike.

The American Scandinavian Foundation of Santa Barbara (ASFSB) is a nonprofit organization drawing members from the Central Coast. Membership is open to anyone interested in promoting international understanding by preserving and sharing Scandinavian heritage and culture with the community. ASFSB provides support and encouragement in the form of annual scholarships for college-bound students from Santa Barbara County schools. The next event will be held on April 21 at the Rose Garden of the Santa Barbara Mission. For further information on upcoming events and membership, contact Cheryl Wright at (805) 453-1013 or visit

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