Dozens of Witches Just Paddled Magical Morro Bay

The pre-Halloween fundraiser is quite possibly the most famous witch paddle on the planet.

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Glinda the Good Witch made a sparkling cameo at the 2019 Morro Bay Witch Paddle on Saturday, Oct. 26.
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Glinda the Good Witch made a sparkling cameo at the 2019 Morro Bay Witch Paddle on Saturday, Oct. 26.
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Numerous paddle-wielding witches and warlocks joined the 2019 event.
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There are no requirements for what to wear, but plenty of 2019 participants summoned their amazing inner and outer witch.
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The small burg made a striking backdrop to a whimsical day out on the water this year (and every year).
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It's a true way to bring friends together, and to meet kindred souls. And, yes, to raise funds for a great local organization. (A previous paddle is pictured.)
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It's a happening that's now been around for over a half decade. (A previous paddle is pictured.)
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“We started this event six years ago to celebrate Halloween,” says Annette Ausseresses, one of the original witch paddlers. “Since then, we’ve seen the idea really take off and now there are Witches and Warlock Paddles happening from coast to coast. So, we decided to add a donation component and make it public this year.” (A previous paddle is pictured.)
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Further good word from the event? "Canned goods and/or cash donations were collected for the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County, a network of community partners dedicated to alleviating hunger in San Luis Obispo County while building a healthier community." (A previous paddle is pictured.)
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Want to participate in this grand giveback event, like these witches seen in a year gone by?
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The paddle traditionally happens on the Saturday before Halloween in Morro Bay. Keep tabs on this terrific event, one that is full of community spirit, kind-heartedness, and plenty of magic, too. (A previous paddle is pictured.)
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