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Harper Has Been Selected As Lucia For Yearly Pageant

Kamryn Harper, 14, is the Lucia for 2019 by the Scandinavian Studies Program, American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the Thule Lodge Children’s Club.

Kamryn Harper has been selected as Lucia for 2019 by the Scandinavian Studies Program, American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the Thule Lodge Children’s Club.

Kamryn, 14, is the daughter of Matt and Julie Harper of Jamestown. Kamryn is an honor student in eighth grade at Falconer Central School. Kamryn has participated in the Lucia program since she was old enough to join. She plays junior varsity volleyball, basketball and softball. Her time outside school is spent either playing sports or on her 4-H projects, which include ceramics and leathercraft. Kamryn loves animals and has been very successful showing sheep and pigs that are born and raised on her family’s farm.

The Lucia is a Swedish Christmas tradition that is celebrated all over Sweden. The candles and warmth of the pageant bring light into the dark of winter.

The local Lucia Pageant will be celebrated at Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. The pageant will be followed by coffee, Lucia buns (Lussekatter — made with saffron and topped with a few raisins) and cookies. During refreshments, the Thule Swedish Children Folk Dancers will share some ring dances.

The entire program is free and open to the public. For more information call 665-0883.

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