Witches Brew Up a Ball At Benicia Clocktower

March 7, 2010

Author: Lanz Christian Bañes

Source: Vallejo Times Herald


For Gared Nickas, good fortune is in the cards -- literally.

"She told me this one can fill up," said the 7 year old from Sonoma as he pointed to a mini Tarot card with a single large cup.

The good tidings were hard earned, as Gared was one of a dozen or so children scrambling to find them hidden in plastic eggs Saturday at the second annual Witches' Ball.

"The Witches' Ball is basically a celebration. They're traditionally held around Halloween, but we decided it'd be much more fun to have a springtime Witches' Ball," said JoHanna White, president of sponsoring organization the Pagan Alliance.

The event was held again in the historic Benicia Clocktower.