If you don’t have October 30th marked on your calendar, circle it in red and add a witch hat because the witching hour is near for two historic neighborhoods. Witches are taking flight in their annual Witches Rides supporting good causes. Both events feature neighbors and friends riding through the streets of Bluff Park and around Star Lake in Green Valley dressed as witches, tossing out candy and good-natured cackles along the way. There is no cost to attend the two separate events, but donations to some great causes are requested.
Sunday, October 30th 4:00-7:00pm
This ride is right at a mile and a half, beginning by Bluff Park Elementary School and ending at Bluff Park Village shopping center. The route will start on Cloudland Drive by the Elementary School track and will continue onto Lester Lane, Clearview Road, Bluff Road and back on Lester Lane to Clearview Road towards Bluff Park Shopping Village. I’ve attached the route for reference.
The Electric in Bluff Park Village will have a special cocktail and plenty of delicious food for a post ride celebration! Other activities will be available for children as well!
All proceeds from the ride benefit The WellHouse, a charitable organization that provides residential, therapeutic programs to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited, offering medical, spiritual, mental, and emotional care. Representatives from The WellHouse will be present after the ride to bring awareness to the organization and the critical needs being met by the incredible work they do for our community.
This year, Piggly Wiggly and The Electric are the Bluff Park Witches Ride presenting sponsors. Other sponsors include Carlo Joseph, Wild Roast, APCO Credit Union, Stanley Steemer, Mills Pharmacy, Camp Bow Wow, Walton Financial, Insurance Facilities, Burn Hoover, Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe, ARC Realty, and the Prueter family.
The Bluff Park Witches Ride is a volunteer effort by moms in Bluff Park including Katie Dixon, Laura Powell, Joy Johnston, Emily Brown, and Jennifer Jones.
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Sunday October 30th 5:45pm
This ride starts at the top of Oriole Drive in the Green Valley neighborhood and circles around Star Lake. Kids and parents are asked to arrive early to get a good viewing and candy catching spot. Witches fly promptly at 5:45pm
DO NOT PARK on Oriole Drive or around Star Lake. All lanes will be open for kiddos and witches. Park at Sertoma Park (behind Green Valley Elementary School).
The ride is benefiting two local charities. :
Green Valley Church Community Food Pantry
There will be a drop off box at a house next to Star Lake. It will be there for at least 2 weeks prior to the race. If at all possible, plan to drop off your donation BEFORE the race. Please donate ONLY these specific requested items:
*Cans of Chunky Soup
*Canned pasta with meat (Chef Boyardee spaghetti & meatballs, beef ravioli, beefaroni, etc.)
Purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist
Mark it as a GIFT. In the gift message, type “From the Star Lake Witches” This will help them track the impact of our gifts. Make sure to change your default delivery address and select to have it sent DIRECTLY to Pathways.
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