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Wizarding Weekend at Kennedy School!

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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!

Diagon Alley 1

Kennedy School

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!

House Glasses

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.

School Supplies

It was an amazing success, and we’re looking forward to bringing even more magic to Kennedy School in 2020!

2019 Accio Books

The 2019 Accio Books campaign has completed, with 505 books donated to The Children’s Book Bank, as well as a Barnes & Noble gift card worth $312.43!

CBB Logo

Books were collected from books scattered around the Portland area, including at The Nerd Out, Books With Pictures, Oracle Coffee Company, and Queue Coffee.  We couldn’t be more grateful to these businesses for hosting a drop point!

House points were tallied, and Hufflepuff won by a landslide!  Syltherin came in second, with Ravenclaw right on their tails.  Gryffindor  placed a distant fourth.

Thank you to everyone who donated and made the 2019 Accio Books campaign another success!