Humanists and friends gathered to celebrate the Winter Solstice with food and revelry at the Minnesota Humanities Center on Dec.16. Audrey Kingstrom emceed the Festivus Follies, a program of poetry, storytelling, songs, and readings contributed by HumanistsMN members.
Performers included Audrey; Suellen Carroll; Dave Guell; Karen, Kay, and John Hatlestad; Ellie Haylund; Sally Johnson; Erica Klein; and Christine Retkwa. Holly McKissick accompanied singers on piano for a few rounds of secular carols.
Two recipients of HMN’s Paul Heffron Scholarships for Secular Students, Kazi Ahmed Habib and Alex Boltz,gave updates on their activities. Brittney Riedinger of The Bridge for Youth thanked HMN members for their annual gifts to the organization.