As Pagans await the return of the Sun, there is a brightly shining happy point of light happening at the American Legion Hall in New Boston, 37060 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan, where the Witches of Michigan will be holding their Holiday Jewelry and Arts & Craft Sale from 10:00 AM until 8 PM. A long time respected and fun group here in the Land of the Fresh Water Seas, the Witches of Michigan organization is known for family friendly, spiritual fun.
The groups description pretty well sums up the beautiful purpose of their existence as a group:
"This community was created for the witch family and a place for witches to join together in a sometimes harsh world, it was created for our children to make friends with other children of the craft as well as a way for us to interact in real time. It was and is inspired by Tempest and Denessa Smith
While the Tempest Smith Foundation is now about to close its doors, this is not a sad story. It is one of hope and happiness. Because while one door closes, another opens, in the form of Witches of Michigan picking up the Chalice of hope and deciding that this was not going to happen on their watch that this beacon would be dampened. So what did they decide to do? Their statement is:
“As everyone may/or may not know, Tempest Smith Foundation is closing their doors very soon. We (Witches of Michigan and Witches Ball) have joined forces to continue with TSF’s scholarship program. Met with the lawyer yesterday, to form a Non Profit and apply for 501c3 by the end of the year this will have been accomplished. I like to thank those who donated money to the cause, we raised enough for the 501c3, and generous donations from WOM and MWB paid for creation of the Non-profit. Starting on 1/1/14 we will accepting applications for pagan high school seniors for $500 scholarship.”
So you see, any money spent with them is going to a great vision and some deserving youths who will benefit from these wonderful people.
At the fair, they promise
"We will have plenty of beautiful Hand Crafted Item's and also Costume Jewelry at a really affordable price"
Just the right thing for the holiday season. Local artisans and vendors will show off their wares and be available for the public to peruse and purchase one of a kind items that support both the feelings of goodwill and the local small business communities. But even more than that, there is another aspect of this event that must be known.
This is a really good way to meet the folks who are starting up the
"We do the Goddess and Gods work not for ourselves but for the whole pagan community, we work for a better tomorrow for our children, they are our future and we want to give them the best chance to advance in society as we can...no matter the tradition so far as advancement there is not one of us better than the other"
And thus the church, the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry was born of the joint vision of the members of Witches of Michigan and its community. In a later column, there will be a feature on this group, as there is so much that they do that it would be an injustice to try to cover it all in this piece.
There will be children
This is a true Pagan community event. Not for want of lucre, but for want of mutual joy and prosperity for all. As Merlyn Firstborn stated to this reporter:
"I want pagan vendors to know each other and work together to be able to network and share ideas to help each other to make better environment for them to prosper.
I guess I want what everyone else wants"
Yes, Merlyn Firstborn, that is what everyone really does want. And through events like these, the community will surely get there.
Admission is free, and bring the children. There will be crafts and fun for them as well.
Hope that this is one of your Pagan Holiday plans if you are in that area. It is sure to be good times and good for the Spirit.