Harry Potter-Themed Town Celebration Draws Droves of Muggles

Spring Street in Newton was transformed into Diagon Alley, the magical market from the J.K. Rowling book series.

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NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Wizards and muggles have turned out in droves for a Harry Potter-themed celebration in a small community, so much so the town is now looking to turn it into an annual event. Spring Street in Newton was transformed on Saturday into Diagon Alley, the magical market from the J.K. Rowling book series. More than two dozen restaurants and stores in Newton’s main business district featured elements of the franchise, including a…

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