Oct. 24—There have been witches dancing within the woods in Ligonier on Sunday afternoon.
However there was no have to name the police. In actual fact, a few native officers had been already there, taking photographs with “witches” arriving on the sixth Ligonier Witches Bike Brigade. The occasion attracts lots of of individuals wearing all method of witchy wardrobes, performing a closely rehearsed dance quantity and biking by the borough, all to lift cash for a number of native animal charities.
“I take pleasure in that it advantages so many animals,” mentioned Amy Wilford of Ligonier, dressed as Disney villain Maleficent. “Lots of people additionally simply love the sisterhood of it.”
Cash from the occasion goes towards native animal charities together with Serving to Hearts Therapeutic Tails and the Donovan Veterinary Clinic.
Brooke Weyant of Somerset wore an elaborate masks with intricate lacework round her eyes and nostril.
“I really like that it is a complete bunch of girls, and so they all get alongside,” Weyant mentioned with amusing.
And whereas outfits ran the gamut from the normal all-black to fluorescent orange stripes and all colours in between, Wilford mentioned witchy cyclists want to decide on their wardrobe fastidiously.
“I rode a motorcycle a pair years in a row, and I inform everybody to check out their garments with the bike first,” she mentioned. “I keep in mind seeing a pair girls who did not give it some thought forward of time, and so they had their skirts caught of their spokes fairly rapidly.”
After the dance quantity, Westmoreland County’s largest collective coven headed off to remodel downtown Ligonier right into a world of witches for the afternoon.
For Lori Culley of Derry, that is the perfect half.
“I really like the dressing up, and the bar hopping,” she mentioned.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Assessment employees author. You may contact Patrick by e-mail at [email protected] or through Twitter .