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Celebrating the solstice

Posted: Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2012

Top: Community members and visitors gathered around the bonfire beind the Yachats Commons on Dec. 21 to honor the winter solstice- the longest day of the year. Above: Santa sat inside, talking with visitors and handing out healthy treats - no sugar from this jolly elf. (Photos by April Bamburg)
YACHATS – On Dec. 21, behind the Yachats Commons, a special celebration started with a weed torch and a pile of wood.

The third annual Winter Solstice bonfire started slowly – Don Niskanen approached the pile of wood with a backpack-style weed burner and as crowds watched from inside the structure in the park, still others gathered around the pile of wood as he coaxed the flames to take over the pile.

For the complete article see the 12-26-2012 issue.

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