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Yachats celebrates winter solstice

Posted: Friday, Dec 28th, 2012

Community members and visitors gathered around the bonfire behind the Yachats Commons on Dec. 21 to celebrate the winter solstice the shortest day of the year. (Photos by April Bamburg)

On Friday, Dec. 21, behind the Yachats Commons, a special celebration started with a weed torch and a pile of wood.

The third annual winter solstice bonfire started slowly Don Niskanen approached the pile of wood with a backpack-style weed burner, and as crowds watched from inside the structure in the park, still others gathered around the pile of wood as he coaxed the flames to take over the pile.

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