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Plum Community Center to host Harry Potter event

Michael DiVittorio
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Lillian Dedomenic | For the Tribune-Review
Carol Johnson, event chair, and Samantha Lamorte, center program coordinator, add the final touches to the decorations for the Harry Potter event to be held at the Plum Community Center on July 27. Johnson said plans for the event have been in the works for the past couple of years and she is excited to be able to present it this year.
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Lillian Dedomenic | For the Tribune-Review
Carol Johnson, event chair, and Samantha Lamorte, center program coordinator, add the final touches to the decorations for the Harry Potter event to be held at the Plum Community Center on July 27. Johnson said plans for the event have been in the works for the past couple of years and she is excited to be able to present it this year.

Plum Community Center will be transformed into the fictional school Hogwarts for a major fundraiser.

Wizards and witches of all ages are welcome to grab their cloaks and head down to 499 Center New Texas Road on July 27 for Hogwarts, Honeydukes and Harry Potter.

“Harry Potter” is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling.

The first book was released in 1997. The series spawned multiple movies and the franchise is worth an estimated $25 billion.

“Traditionally, there’s a huge Harry Potter following,” event coordinator Carol Johnson said. “Any group that puts together a Harry Potter event has a lot of success. There’s kind of a camaraderie among the people that follow Harry Potter. They’re very supportive. I think if they know about this event, they’ll be here.”

Johnson, who’s read all eight books, said the center has been planning this type of event for more than a year.

She encouraged attendees to dress up in their favorite character’s outfit.

“This is something intergenerational that the center can do to involve young people as well as older people,” Johnson said.

Community center visitors can discover their house with the sorting hat, play a game of Quidditch, attend divination and transfiguration classes and satisfy their sweet tooth at Honeydukes’ Sweet Shop.

An owl from the Verona-based Humane Animal Wildlife Center will be on hand at the Eeylops Owl Emporium.

Harry and Hermione are expected to stop by for photo opportunities.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 16 and younger.

Proceeds benefit the center. Call 412-795-2330 or go to plumcommunitycenter.com/events for more information.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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