From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on October 16, witches from across the Treasure Valley will gather together at The Village at Meridian. They’ll come dressed in witch hats and spooky clothes, and they might even talk in that high-pitched, creepy witch voice. But they aren’t doing this just for novelty or whimsy. They’re doing it to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA), whose mission is to provide safety, healing and freedom for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Hundreds of witches will enjoy a night of live music by The Retreads, food, fun and prizes. They will also enjoy fun activities, such as Harry Potter Sorting Hat station, green screen photos, Psychic Lip Reading, Wall of Whine, Witches Brew station and more. Raffle tickets will be sold to win the Witch’s Wardrobe (valued at over $2,000) and a variety of other raffle prizes.
All of the money raised at the event goes to support the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, and this year’s goal is to raise $20,000 for their direct client services. Since The Village at Meridian has been hosting this event, it has raised more than $50,000.
WCA Executive Director Bea Black says, “We know that domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but when we take a stand and work together at events like these, we can end domestic violence.”