Thanks to support from many of the businesses in downtown Minden, visitors and shoppers are being encouraged to descend on the area to shop and eat today (Thursday) for the inaugural Witches Ride.
Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said his officers will begin closing specific roads downtown around 3 p.m. They will remain closed until around 8 p.m., so those driving (and not flying) through the area should find alternate routes.
Deputy Chief Tokia Whiting-Harrison will serve as the grand marshal. All proceeds from ticket sales and the after-parade party at Miller Quarters will benefit charities.