Muggle Magic

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From left, Bailey Wallach, 9, Lillian Young, 5, and Jordan Young, 10, make their own wizarding wands at Freeport Community Library’s Hogwarts House Party on Friday, June 22. Despite their gold and crimson robes, Wallach and Jordan Young said they’re in Ravenclaw, which represents the most creative, intelligent and witty of witches and wizards. Athough only 5, Lillian Young is confident she’d join her peers, known for their courage and bravery, in Gryffindor.

Kim McClelland makes chocolate frogs to mimic those sold at Honeydukes in the wizarding-village of Hogsmeade, Scotland. In between potion making and spell casting, kids taste-tested the chewy critters during the library’s Hogwarts House Party which offered an array of Harry Potter themed arts and crafts from 1-4 p.m.

Cayden, left, and Whitney Stilphen pose in front of Gryffindor’s flag during the house party. Dawning gold and crimson, Whitney Stilphen represents her house, as her son, who says he hopes to be in Slytherin, waits to be assigned a house by The Sorting Hat. A die-hard fan, Whitney Stilphen said she’s been to the Harry Potter movie set in England, has tickets to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child on Broadway and even had a Harry Potter themed bridal shower.

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