Happy Jól (Yule)!
Winter Solstice — the time of year when the days get longer and the sun begins to return. This is truly a cause for celebration in Winter’s Gate! Join us as we gather together and celebrate the Norse traditions of feasting, celebrating, and reveling in each other’s company during this yule season. While we may not be burning a sun-wheel to entice the sun to return or sacrificing a wild boar to appease Frey in hopes of fertile farmland, we will be enjoying some other ancient traditions while we eat and drink our fill. Updates on this wonderful, fun-filled event will be posted on the Yahoo Group email as well as on the Book of Faces.
Baron’s Whim: Things that keep your head warm! Show off your hats, hoods, and other head coverings!
Baroness’s Whim: TBA
Event Steward’s Whim: Homebrewed mead and/or wine. The event steward loves a good homebrewed mead. She also loves a good homebrewed wine. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged!
A&S Whim: All Things Bright: Metalwork and Sparkly Things. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged! All ages are invited to participate!
Food: The Barony will provide a meat dish (most likely a form of wild boar, but more modern). Each adult attending should please bring one potluck contribution to feed 6-8 people in order to supplement the feast table. (Don’t forget desserts count too!!)
Event Steward: Baroness Cemper (Aly Johns-Robinson) — Phone: 731-334-4429 — e-mail: Cemper@westkingdom.org
Take your best way Airport Way towards the Fairbanks International Airport. Turn right onto Hoselton Road (the frontage road leading to and in front of Pike’s Waterfront Lodge). Go past Pike’s Waterfront Lodge and the Princess Hotels. Turn left onto Pike’s Landing Road. There is a wooden sign marking the driveway entrance to the site on the right hand side after about 100 feet. There will also be SCA signs indicating your path.