The witches arrived at the fourth annual Bend Witches Paddle at 3 p.m. on Halloween. Witches, warlocks and dogs floated down the river, with sounds of cackling in the crisp air. The witches paddled for a fundraiser in support of MountainStar Relief Nursery with all proceeds going towards the organization. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is a non-profit organization working directly to help prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed. The fundraising team was collecting diapers, gas cards and grocery cards at the event.