KEYC - Gustavus Celebrates Festival of St. Lucia

Gustavus Celebrates Festival of St. Lucia

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Gustavus Adolphus College celebrates the Festival of Saint Lucia.

Avery Bather of Golden Valley was named this year's St. Lucia.

She was chosen for her leadership, service and character.

Five other women were her attendants.

Avery Bather says, “I just love everything behind this tradition. I think it’s so powerful to select these woman on such important personality characteristics because it’s not a beauty pageant, it’s not on looks it’s not nominated by boys or anything, it’s truly on character and leadership.”

The festival was celebrated at Christ Chapel.

The tradition started in St. Peter in 1941.

-KEYC News 12