Kirsten Sibley is Lucia of Sveaborg Lodge #449
Chosen as this year’s Lucia for the annual Julfest of Sveaborg Lodge in Concord, CA, is Kirsten Sibley. Now 15 years old, she is a freshman at Campolindo High School in Moraga and is on the varsity volleyball team. Her club volleyball team, Vision, is ranked 7th in the nation in her age group.
Kirsten has been a member of Sveaborg’s youth group, Vasablad, since she was 4. Director of the group is Rosemary Fassl. Every December Sveaborg Lodge has a popular Julfest celebration, complete with a large smörgåsbord and Santa Claus. The children sing a number of Swedish Christmas songs.
Kirsten has many relatives in Sweden and Norway and is thankful for the opportunity to learn of her Scandinavian heritage.