CARBONDALE — Sunday will provide a unique opportunity in an effort to both contribute to the greater good and to tear down stereotypes as the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance is hosting a Bless Your Ride event at Giant City State Park.
“We’re not running around in black robes and hats and turning people into frogs,” Eric Shelton, the event’s organizer, said. He was making the point that Pagans are just like everyone else. He also pointed out there are more of them than people might think.
Inspired by the annual Blessing of the Bikes event held at Bald Knob Cross — Shelton said he goes to this whenever he can — he thought it would be a good idea for his group to host something similar.