2023 Community Appreciation Awards
In 2022 we began the tradition on honoring those in the community that have been there for us. Those leaders who have given of themselves so that we are stronger and better as a whole. We started the process of by honoring three woman who have all worked in or owned shops, lead rituals, hosted Pagan Pride events, been involved with podcasts, workshops, festivals etc...because of them and their work, their love, their energy we salute them! Cynthia Hartline, Lady Brigid Elder and Psyche North Torok.
2023 Award Winners
Brian has been involved in the Central Ohio Pagan community for over 25 years. A devotee to the Goddess Hecate` and practitioner of the Olde Etruscan Dianic Tradition & Strega for over 30 years. Brian is founder and High Priest of Winding Road Coven which has been in existence for 17 years. Brain has provided services including funerary incantae and exorcism services for the Columbus Ohio Cambodian Buddhist Community for 4 years. First contactor Chaplain for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections working and serving Ohio Pagan inmates for 15 years. This service included speaking to parole boards on behalf of Pagan Inmates, helping inform and educate parole board of pagan spirituality. Brian has led or participated in many community rituals and taught workshops in the Central Ohio area. It is our honor to present Brian Edwards with one of this year’s 2023 Appreciation Awards.
Witch, Priestess, crafts woman, Mom, Gen X -Heather is an ordained Wiccan Clergy Woman in the state of Ohio and actively practicing Witch. She has taught witchcraft along with women's and warrior's mysteries across North America for the last 28 years. Heather is the founder and director of the Earth Warriors Festival which launched in 2008. Owner and Mistress of mixology at Violet Flame Gifts. Opened in 2003, VFG is a hearth based Practitioner's Shop specializing in natural, hand blended body products, oils, supplies and custom work. A practical, down to earth witch who is frequently called an irrepressible force of nature.