CHILDREN young and old gathered in downtown Swedesboro to be part of the town’s inaugural Harry Potter-Inspired Halloween Festival held on Oct. 28. The event featured a sorting hat station and free “classes” including herbology, care of Magical Creatures, and Charms. Young wizards took time to practice with their new wands against some dragons that day. The event was sponsored by the Swedesboro Community and a volunteer group. The Greater Swedesboro Business Association sponsored decorating contests for local businesses, leading up to the event.
— Photos by Darla Viereck