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The Lucia Festival originated in Sweden where, according to legend, Lucia was a medieval saint who carried food and drink to the hungry in the province of Varmland during a period of famine. Lucia stands today as a symbol of light and hope to all humankind.
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2017 Santa Lucia Festival at Augustana Lutheran Church
Nicole McGlothlen was named the 2017 Lucia at the 63rd Lucia Festival at Augustana Lutheran Church. The Lucia Festival originated in Sweden. According to legend, Lucia was a medieval saint who carried food and drink to the hungry during a period of famine in the Swedish province of Varmland. Lucia stands today as a symbol of light and hope to all of humankind.
Nicole wore a wreath of lighted candles on her head as she and her attendants served cookies following the smorgasbord meal. Attendants were Lexy Baier and Abbie Parker. Starboys were Alex Hexom, Evan Iversen, Hunter Liberto and Tyler Welp.
Donna Walsh, accompanied by Shannon Peterson, sang the Lucia Song. Jenny Stewart read the Lucia Story, and Dave Madsen served as master of ceremonies.