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Witches of South Walton Ride & Brunch

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What: Witches of South Walton Ride & Brunch
When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 am
Where: Gulf Place

SoWal Witches are gathering for the 14th annual Witches of South Walton Ride taking off from Gulf Place on Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Come out early for the live news broadcast with Channel 7 and Paris Janos (5am). Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the morning of the ride, which includes a charity bike ride from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Fish Camp and ending with a Gathering Brunch at La Playa in Gulf Place. Purchase tickets online at www.witchride.com. Event registration at the Witches Brew on Thursday night (Oct  26) or Preflight Witch Night on Monday night (Oct 30), or register at witchesofsouthwalton.com.

Here is all the scoop for the Witches of South Walton Ride 2017:

Witches Brew Oct 26
The Witches Brew will be held at La Playa on Thursday, October 26 from 5-8pm where witches can register for the ride and have a great night with cocktails and live music. It's ladies night with Forrest Williams Band playing at La Playa. Special raffle tickets will be sold only at the Witches Brew to win a custom designed Witch Hat. Winner must be present to win at the drawing at 8:00 p.m. 

Preflight Witch Night
Pre-registered packet pickup and in-person registration at The Perfect Pig in Gulf Place will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be food and drink specials along with the selling of raffle tickets to win a custom designed Witch Hat. Winner must be present to win at the drawing at 8:00 p.m.

14th Witches of South Walton Ride Oct 31
Channel 7 Today will be broadcasting live with Paris Janos so come out early if you dare. 5am til 7am. The ride starts at 7am sharp! Arrive early to put the final touches on your ride and mingle with Witches. Get ready to ride and wave to the kids on their way to school. Witches of South Walton will fly on their brooms from Gulf Place to Stinky's Fish Camp and Bait Shack where they will take a break, line up along Scenic 30A and greet spectators. And then fly back to Gulf Place for the Gathering Brunch.

The Gathering Brunch Oct 31
The Witches ride back to Gulf Place where a Gathering Brunch will be served at 8:30 a.m. The Gathering Brunch, contests, and raffle ticket drawing will be held on the patio at La Playa. The Gathering Brunch includes a selection of pastries, fruit, bacon and eggs accompanied with mimosas (limited to 3). La Playa will also have a cash bar with all your favorite drinks. $50 prizes will be given to the Witch with the “Best Decorated Bike,” “Best Witch Costume,” and “Best Witch Cackle”. Raffle items will be donated by local businesses.

South Walton Witches ride every year on Halloween morning along Scenic 30A West with around 200 women participating in the bike ride and brunch for a wicked time supporting Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN). Learn more: witchesofsouthwalton.com

The number of witches has grown to well over 200 local women who sport witchy costumes and decorated “broom cycles,” while casting their spell on spectators and cackling along the Scenic 30A. Last year just over 200 witches participated in the ride and brunch, raising $9,000 and making magic for Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN).  

If you are traveling down the west end of Scenic 30A on Halloween morning you might hear the cackling of the Witches of South Walton. These local women will be dressed in their most bewitching outfits and riding their decorated bikes in the festive spirit of a fun Halloween morning. Starting off as a small group of women having a little Halloween fun, this event has grown into a favorite local event for many women in South Walton, Florida.

Help support CVHN, have your bike tuned up and decorated, wear your witchiest costume, and join the Witches of South Walton for a frightful time this Halloween on Scenic 30A. For more information visit www.witchesofsouthwalton.com and be sure to follow Witches of South Walton on Facebook for updates, photos and cackles.  

Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc. (CVHN) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in response to Walton and Okaloosa County's large population of low income families who are unable to access high quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. The mission of CVHN is to improve the health and well-being of children in need. CVHN strives towards this mission by utilizing a network of over 95 local volunteer physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the 'Just for Grins' Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and other non-profits, and the CVHN Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. All services are free to kids enrolled in school in Walton and Okaloosa Counties who are on the free or reduced lunch programs. CVHN has facilitated more than 75,000 free procedures since inception. More than 17,000 children have been helped resulting in over $5.5 million in free health services provided to our community. CVHN spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs. The vision of CVHN is for all God’s children to be healthy, happy and see their futures as limitless. Until that day there is more work to be done. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visit www.cvhnkids.org.

See Witches of South Walton 2015 Photo Gallery at SoWal.com. It's a Halloween tradition for local witches each year for an adventure, celebration and witchy fun for a good cause.

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