July 26-28, 2019, PDXpelliarmus returned to Kennedy School for the third year to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Every bar and restaurant at Kennedy School offered Harry Potter-inspired food and drink specials. They showed ALL EIGHT movies, with %50 percent of the ticket proceeds going to SMART – Start Making a Reader Today.
PDXpelliarmus hosted Diagon Alley, bringing in local artists and craftspeople selling everything from butterbeer fudge to jewelry to wands!
There were also activities, such as the Horcrux Hunt, costume contests, trivia, Quidditch, and Wizards’ Chess!
House Points were awarded for donations and successful completion of the Horcrux Hunt, with Gryffindor winning!
In the end, McMenamins Kennedy School donated $4348 to SMART, and PDXpelliarmus collected a pile of school supplies for students part of the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program operated by Sefl Enhancement Inc in North Portland. We also donated a portion of our sales, totaling $600.
It was an amazing success, and we’re looking forward to bringing even more magic to Kennedy School in 2020!