Potter in the Park 2019 was a Magical Event!

Thank you so much to all who supported the Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race on August 31 (Hogwarts Move-In Day)! Approximately 250 wizards, muggles and magical creatures -- many of whom ran or walked in costume or wearing house ties -- journeyed through the wizarding world and forbidden forest of Bisset Park. Participants were sorted by Anna Dalton /Prof. McGonagall  and received house ties and wands handcrafted by Montgomery County RSVP volunteers. A beautiful Potter-themed quilt, created and donated by Krystyna Sills, was raffled and a costume contest was held for youth, adults and pets. Competitors enjoyed SIRIUSly fun Potter festivities including Hogwarts classes (Care of Magical Creatures with Prof. Cynthia Wynne and Potions with Prof. Matti Hamed), Quidditch demos with the VT Quidditch Club, and Potter Trivia with Radford Public Library.  Triwizard trophies and medals were donated by New River Engraving. The overall course victors were Andy Norton (male) and Kim Kitts (female). Age group award photos are posted here and all racers’ times are here.  A total of $7,200 was raised to support local adult literacy programming! Check out photos of the Potter in the Park fun here! Thanks so much to our WAND-erful event sponsors, including:

Golden Galleon: Blacksburg New School & Oaknoll Farms

Silver Sickle: Albimino and Stenger; Fahri Vision and Glaucoma Specialists; LewisGale Montgomery Hospital; New River Medical Group; Robert Jennings; Runabout Sports (Blacksburg)

Bronze Knutt: Elizabeth Austin & Chris Bibeau; Myrl and Lorene Jones; Red Sun Farms; Target (Christiansburg)