From the Sun-By-The-Sea, Sept.'07:
                  "To celebrate the official release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series, bookstores all over the world held midnight parties, and Wildwood's own "Hooked On Books" opened up especially at 11:30pm on Friday May 20th. The store was decorated with posters of Harry Potter, broomsticks, ballons etc. On one side of the store was set up "Honeydukes Sweet Shop" serving Exploding Bon-Bons, Chocolate Frogs, & Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. On the other side was "The Three Broomsticks Pub" serving Harry Potter Cake and Butterbeer. They also had a selection of Harry Potter puzzles available. The line of fans young and old stretched down past "Shakers" on the next block. Witches Patti & Elise passed out cake and candy to those that didn't want to step out of line, and cast spells on those kids who did. Of course the main reason everyone was here was for the book. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the series. Everything so far has been building up to this final conclusion and it was a thrill just hanging out in line with all of these other fans, all anticipating what is going to happen, who is going to live and die, who ends up with whom, will Professor Snape turn out to be good or evil, will good defeat evil in the end, how many more casualities will there be in process, and will our favorite characters live happily ever after? While waiting we filled out a Harry Potter survey and an entry for a raffle for a free Deluxe copy of the book
with special artwork, valued at $65.00. A local radio station was interviewing fans in line. At midnight they cut open the first box marked "Do not open before July 21st", and the hoopla began. The raffle was held and the winner of the Deluxe copy was Rebecca Rosenblatt, a young girl from Lansdale Pennsylvania. Owners Kieran & Jim were running two registers and there was a third "Hogwarts Express" line for those that had pre-payed ahead of time. Within forty minutes everybody had their book although there were more stragglers until about 1:15 (people getting off work on the boardwalk etc.). Kids were sitting down right outside the store and already reading the book, finding out with fans all over the world how it all ends with Harry."

Winner of Raffle - Ms. Rebecca Rosenblatt
Her prize - Harry Potter Deluxe
Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Beans
"accio" book
Harry Potter Cake
One for you - One for me!



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Results of Harry Potter Survey
For the 4 weeks leading up to  July 21st  we had Harry Potter fans
fill out a survey with their drawing entry. These are the results.:

Q1. Which was your favorite book from the series so far?
         #1  26% Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
         #2  24% Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
         #3  19% Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
         #4  13% Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
         #5  11% Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
         #6    7% Book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets

Q2. Have you read any of the books more than once?
         78%  Yes (Some as many as eleven times)
         22%  No

Q3.  Who is  your favorite charachter in the books?
         #1   23% Harry
         #2   16% Hermione
         #3   14% Ron
         #4   12% Fred & George (apparently the are one charachter)
         #5    9% Professor Dumbledore
         #6    7% Sirius Black
         #7    6% Professor Snape
         #8    5% Hagrid
         #9    3% Ginny Weasley
         #10  2% Neville Longbottom
         #11  1% Draco Malfoy
         #11  1% Dobby
         #11  1% Peeves

Q4. Who is your favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
         #1  33% Professor McGonagall
         #2  19% Proffesor Snape
         #3  15% Professor Dumbledore
         #4  12% Remus Lupin
         #5   8% Hagrid
         #6   5% Mad-Eye Moody
         #7   3% Professor Trelawney
         #8   2% Gilderoy Lockhart
         #9   1% Professor Sprout
         #9   1% Professor Flitwick
         #9   1% Firenze

Q5. Who would you take as a date to the Yule Ball?
   For Wizards:
         #1  48% Hermione Granger
         #2  22% Ginny Weasley
         #3  11% Cho Chang
         #4    7% Moaning Myrtle
         #5    5% Luna Lovegood
         #6    4% Fleur Delacourt
         #7    3% Tonks
   For Witches:
         #1  35% Harry
         #2  30% Ron
         #3  11% Fred or George
         #4    7% Cedric Diggory
         #5    4% Hagrid
         #6    3% Seamus Finnegan
         #6    3% Victor Krum
         #8    2% Draco Malfoy
         #8    2% Neville Longbottom
         #10  1% Oliver Wood
         #10  1% Professor Dumbledore
         #10  1% Nearly-Headless Nick

Q6. Who is your favorite bad guy?
         #1  34% Severus Snape
         #2  24% Lord Voldemort
         #3  15% Draco Malfoy
         #4  11% Lucius Malfoy
         #5   7% Bellatrix Lestrange
         #6   6% Wormtail
         #7   2% Dolores Umbridge
         #8   1% The Dementors

Q7. Do you think Professor Snape will turn out to be good or evil?
         Good  66%
         Evil  33%
         Switches to whatever side is winning  1%

Q8. Do you think Harry will return to Hogwarts for his seventh year?
         Yes  62%
         No   37%
         Won't be open 1%

Q9. Any guesses where the remaining horcruxes will be found?
         25%  Somewhere in Hogwarts
         15%  In Godrick's Hollow
         14%  In Harry
           8%  Privet Drive (The Dursleys house)
           4%  Sirius Black's house
           3%  Nagini (Voldemorts snake)
           3%  The Sorting Hat
           3%  The Forbidden Forest
           3%  The Riddle House
           3%  The Ministry of Magic
           2%  R.A.B. has already found them
           2%  Kreachers Locket
           Other guesses include Voldemorts wand, in Azkaban, in Fawkes, Lunas's Necklace
           a Painting in Hogwarts, in Diagon Alley, in Knockturn Alley, in the Land of the Giants,
           in the Leaky Cauldron Pub, Bellatrix has one, and in Griffindor Tower.

Q10. Who do you think may die in the last book?
           #1  23%  Harry Potter
           #2  20%  Lord Voldemort
           #3  13%  Severus Snape
           #4  10%  Ron
           #5   5%  Ginny
           #5   5%  Hagrid
           #5   5%  Hermione
           #8   4%  Draco Malfoy
           #9   3%  Neville
           #10  2%  One of the Weasley Parents
           #10  2%  Dolores Umbridge
           #10  2%  Lucius Malfoy
           #10  2%  Remus Lupin
           #14  1%  Fred or George
           #14  1%  Wormtail
           #14  1%  Luna Lovegood
           #14  1%  Aunt Petunia

Q11. Any wild predictions on what is going to happen?
           The most common prediction is that there will be an epic battle between good and
           evil. Harry will kill Voldemort, but a lot of people predict that Harry will die too.
       Other predictions:
           Snape will sarcrifice his own life to save Harrys.
           Lucius Malfoy kills Voldemort in revenge for his own sons death.
           Someone close to Harry turns on him.
           Neville will be the chosen one.
           Harry is turned into a Muggle after killing Voldemort.
           Draco defects at a critical point and helps the Order.
           Snape kills Hermione.
           Harry kills Snape.
           Harry's parents come back for the final fight.
           Dumbledore is still alive.
           Snape turns out to be part of Harry's family.
           Crookshanks is an animagus for R.A.B.
           Sirius comes back.
           Ron & Hermione get married and have 8 kids.
           Harry hooks up with Hermione.
           Harry hooks up with Ginny.
           Harry ends up on faculty as Defense against the Dark Arts teacher.
           Harry dies and Voldemort rules the world.
           Voldemort is Harry.
           Harry ends up as Headmaster at Hogwarts.
           The end of the world.
           Harry marries Ginny and lives happily ever after.
           Several more books.

Were any of these predictions correct? Alas, we can't tell you here.
To find out you'll just have to read the book!

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