Published October 27, 2005
“Harry Potter” fans will have a chance to experience the book firsthand when Blessed Trinity High School hosts a special Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12.
About 50 members from the school’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will sponsor a Harry Potter-themed family carnival on campus from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children of every age in the surrounding community. The school is located at 11320 Woodstock Road in Roswell.
Blessed Trinity’s “Railroad Platform 9” will be open for transportation to “Gringott’s Bank” where admissions and carnival tickets in the form of “galleons” will be sold.
Located in the main gym, “Diagon Alley” will offer carnival games and activities. Also, Quidditch matches will be held in the auxiliary gym or “The Pitch,” and a screening of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” will be held in the “Great Hall” theater beginning at 2 p.m.
All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Habitat for Humanity chapter at Blessed Trinity High School in their efforts to build homes for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Amanda Martinez, fundraising and development coordinator for the student-led campus chapter, said the entire school community is looking forward to the event.
“We are so excited about Harry Potter for Habitat,” she said. “News of the Harry Potter carnival spread quickly to the student body, who responded with great enthusiasm.”
The timing is certainly right, she noted.
“We’re having the carnival a week before the premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’” the latest in the Harry Potter movie series, she said. “We’re going to have tons of fun games and activities for children, like an obstacle course modeled after the Tri-Wizard Tournament, a place to get sorted into a Hogwarts house by the Sorting Hat and much more, all based on the Harry Potter series.”
For information about the Blessed Trinity High School campus chapter send an e-mail to BThabitat@hotmail.com or to Chere Stadler, the chapter’s faculty advisor, at email@example.com.