Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
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Author: Midwest Witches' Ball [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: October 28th. 2012
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Event Date(s): October 20, 2012
If I had to sum up the 16th Michigan-Midwest Witches Ball in one word, it would be: Fantastic! I was constantly amazed at the creativity of the costumes at the Ball. Since the theme of this year’s Ball was “The End of the World as We Know It”, a number of people came dressed in survivalist gear. The usual witches and wizards were in attendance, in addition to Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, and a number of deities, including our new Queen Nephthys and King Jesus! And we can’t forget those that came in their finest formal dress. It was a stunning crowd by any standards.
There were a number of highlights beginning with the Royalty House itself, a beautiful and spacious hall for any occasion. A great choice by the Board of Directors. Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing such a fabulous job and your dedication to making The Witches Ball such a success year after year! The food was delicious and the service and staff were outstanding. The desserts, provided by Kitchen Witch Creations, were as delicious as they were beautiful. DJ John Bommarito did a fabulous job, keeping the music and pace going constantly throughout the evening.
Of course, the outstanding highlight of the night was when Kim Reeves awarded David Trexler, aka Merlyn, the first annual Pagan of the Year award for his outstanding work on behalf of the Tempest Smith Foundation, pagans throughout Michigan and founding Witches of Michigan to assist in promoting understanding and unity among pagans and non-pagans alike. Merlyn is a talented craftsman, as well, providing the crowns for the King and Queen of the Ball. Be sure to stop by the Witches Bazaar next year to see his wares. Henceforth, the Pagan of the Year award will be known as The Merlyn!
The altar provided by COST (Circle of the Sacred Truth) was truly beautiful and will be raffled off at Convocation 2013. As a member of COST and a new sponsor to the Witches Ball, I can truly say it was an outstanding and memorable day, beginning with the Bazaar, and followed by the Ball. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The Midwest-Michigan Witches Ball is truly a highpoint of the year! Next year the theme is going to be the Steampunk ball. I am looking forward to it already. You don’t want to miss this one!
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