From Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — With Halloween approaching, people will keep a wary eye out for ghouls, goblins and ghosts hiding in the shadows and scheming their dirty tricks. But one iconic group of the Fall celebration won’t be hard to spot. The witches of Trussville will parade right through the streets for all to see.
Now in their second year and following an exceedingly successful first run a year ago, the Trussville Witches Ride plans to expand the event in hopes of raising more money for good causes in the community.
The witches will ride through the Cahaba Historic District on their way to Ferus in the Trussville Entertainment District on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.
“Last year we had fifty pre-registered witches and raised $2,000 to benefit a local scholarship fund and Children’s Hospital PICU,” board member Niki Lincoln said. “We are brewing up much more fun this year and our goal is to continue to grow this into a community event from year to year.”
According to Lincoln, the Trussville Witches Ride’s mission is, “Witchy women riding for a local cause.” The group will donate the money raised each year to a good cause. Funds raised in the 2021 ride will go to Nolan Trowbridge.
“Nolan is a 7-year-old boy who loves playing basketball and riding bikes with his little brother,” Barret Trowbridge said. “Nolan also spends a lot of time receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital.”
Nolan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at 3-years-old. After three years of fighting, he finished treatment in December of 2020, but a few months later Nolan’s cancer returned. Nolan will be on relapse treatment until March of 2023.
“We are riding to benefit Nolan and his family as he kicks leukemia again,” Lincoln said.
The registration fee is $30 and anyone who would like to participate in the Trussville Witches Ride can register here.
TVL Witches Ride has 21 local business sponsors for this year’s ride. The ride will begin in the historic Cahaba Homestead in front of Cahaba Elementary and conclude at Ferus with an after-party full of witchy fun, awards, and an 80s Dance Party from 5 – 9 p.m. with DJ Puttin’ on the Ritz.
In addition to Lincoln, board members include Christy McDonald, Kelly Bowles and Lindsay Rutland. More information is available on the organization’s Facebook page here.