Harry Potter Festival celebrates all things magical

Allison Rencke, left, and Debbie Vesey celebrate all things magical at the Harry Potter Festival at Minor Park Saturday, Nov. 5. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The Anza Civic Improvement League, several businesses and organizations and scores of volunteers presented an unforgettable Harry Potter Festival Saturday, Nov. 5 at Minor Park in Anza.Vendors offered magic wands, brooms and potions as well as non-magical food and gifts. Games such as Harry Potter jenga with huge towers of wooden blocks were immensely popular. The park was alive with themed decorations, costumed characters and interesting Potter fans.Comedian and magician Bryan Kennedy presented an unforgettable and extremely entertaining magic show, combining his expert sleight of hand with hilarious quips and comments. The crowd switched from incredulous to awed to rolling with laughter and back again throughout the show.[gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="71779,717
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