On Tuesday, July 31st, we teamed up with McMenamin’s Kennedy School to celebrate Harry’s birthday! There was butterbeer, cake, tasty magical food specials, and a lot of fun. We had costume contests for children and adults, trivia, and crafted some bowtruckles!
The event was free, but we requested anyone attending bring along school supplies to donate, and we were NOT disappointed. We collected a mountain of supplies, including 27 backpacks! All donated supplies went to elementary students in the Centennial School District, as part of the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program, which coordinates with local nonprofits to serve 80+ schools throughout Multnomah County. The Centennial School District is managed by Metropolitan Family Services, including Parklane, Oliver, and Meadows elementary, reaching between 1,200 and 1,500 families.
We also held a raffle, the Grand Prize of which was a Family Fun Package (two adult tickets, two children’s), donated by Rose City Comic Con! The raffle proceeds allowed us to donate another $600 in cash to SUN, so they can help provide what students next to succeed.
It was an excellent way to celebrate Harry’s birthday, and to honor the legacy JK Rowling has created. The fun was even covered by KGW! See the video here:https://media.kgw.com/embeds/video/8206298/iframe