Megan Monday gets honor of lighting the Solstice Bonfire
The 10th Annual Winter Solstice, organized by the Friends of Starkweather Creek, was held Friday at dusk in Olbrich Park. Nearly 100 people attended which featured pre-sunset serenades, warm beverages, ice laterns, drums, giant puppets, and of course the bonfire.
Organizers added a wrinkle this year for setting out the ice lanterns by building several four-foot high mounds in a large circle around the bonfire site. The new formation was dubbed “Snowhenge” and added to the ages-old celebration. You can see examples of the mounds in this photo gallery of Snowmageddon 2012
Prior to sunset there was a world sing-a-long for peace. As the sun faded over the west end of Lake Monona, a group of women led the gathered in solemn song.
More information about the Friends of Starkweather Creek here
More photos of the Bonfire at the SASYNA Facebook page