20th Annual Solstice Celebration and FUNdraiser at HSGP

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Humanist Community Center

627 W. Rio Salado Parkway · Mesa, AZ

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HSGP is located on Rio Salado Pkwy (formerly 8th St), between Alma School and Country Club.

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Believe it or not, we've been celebrating winter solstice for 20 years!

HSGP is excited to invite you, your family, and your friends to attend our 20th Annual Solstice Party! Each year, we Humanists gather on or about the longest night to celebrate and reflect upon the previous year and to plan for the years ahead.

The Solstice Celebration is traditionally our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is when we raise the money to be able to make our annual contribution to Secular Coalition for Arizona. And, of course, to make a big dent in the costs of the ongoing support of our cherished Humanist Community Center, including the hiring of our very first Executive Director!

Get your Tickets at the Door - or - Register Online with this link: https://hsgp.org/civicrm?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=2600&reset=1

Come prepared to buy lots of raffle tickets for some awesome prizes, and maybe you can win a silent auction or two. If you take a fancy to any of the unique table centerpieces, they are available for an affordable price. And don't forget our tag board!

**See instructions further down for dropping off donations for the raffles and silent auctions.**

This year our theme is La Posada, which means Shelter. The Mexican tradition of La Posada enacts a story of an immigrant family seeking shelter - and being turned away again and again. Finally they are welcomed into a loving and generous home, where everyone celebrates with warmth, food, drink, music, camaraderie and the traditional star-shaped pinata. The Humanist Community Center is our shelter and we are here to welcome all who crave La Posada.

Join us as we honor all the wonderful members who make HSGP the vibrant, one-of-a-kind community that it is! This is your opportunity to show off your culinary skills, enjoy dinner with your Humanist friends, and support HSGP. Bring your Little Humanists - we will have activities for them as well!

There will be a variety of delicious tamales (veg and meaty), the traditional Mexican holiday food. We will also provide water, tea, coffee, milk, lemonade, and soft drinks. BYOB - we have plenty of glasses!

Here is what we need from you:

BRING something delicious to share: appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and/or desserts. We encourage all types of food - not only Mexican. Treat us with your favorites! **Please let us know what you plan to bring in the comments section at the bottom of this Meetup page.**

DONATE items of value suitable for Raffle prizes. If you have something of higher value, we may include it in a silent auction.

***(To deliver your donations to the HSGP center, please be sure to label it for the Solstice Celebration and put your name and phone number with it so we can reach you for any questions. Check the comments section below to see when you can drop off your donations at the center during the days and evenings leading up to the celebration.)***

VOLUNTEER to help – click this Sign-Up Genius link to choose your volunteer slot(s): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448a4ab22a6fa7-december3

COME prepared to meet new friends, have fun and experience what makes our HSGP Community the best community in the country!

Entry Tickets:
General admission $25 - 5 raffle tickets included
Sponsor a ticket for someone else $25
Students 13 and over $15 - 5 raffle tickets included
Children 12 and under FREE

Get your tickets at the door - or - Register Online with this link: https://hsgp.org/civicrm?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=2600&reset=1

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