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Sankta Lucia festival planned

Julie Armstrong

BEMIDJI — Julie Armstrong, daughter of Bruce and Cheryl Armstrong, has been selected as Sankta Lucia for the 38th annual Sankta Lucia Festival.

Armstrong is a recent graduate of Bemidji High School and is attending Minnesota State University Mankato.

Julia’s great-grandparents were from Zinkgruvan, Smaland, Stockholm and Eskilstuna in Sweden. The Armstrongs continue to participate in many Swedish cultural activities. Armstrong’s favorite Swedish traditions include dancing around the maypole at Midsommar Fest and making Swedish crafts.

The 38th annual Sankta Lucia Festival is scheduled for 6 a.m. Dec. 13 at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji. Tickets are $25 for adults, $6 for children between ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than five. Tickets are available Kelsey’s Jewelry, Ken K. Thompson Jewelry or by calling Joe at 368-7676. Tickets must be purchased by today.