By Megan HerrFor The Record Herald
“You’re a wizard, Harry.”
It’s the line that started it all in the popular book series that’s fandom has spanned more than 20 years. And now, those in the Waynesboro area are going to get the opportunity to feel like wizards, too.
Zach Morgan was just 8 years old when he made the big decision that he wanted to do something to help children in need. The idea started out as a small project, with Morgan hosting a local drive and collecting a couple hundred hats to give to children who have lost their hair in cancer treatment. But after a few newspaper articles led to national recognition—he received the Community Action Hero Award from Hasbro toy company in 2013—that small project took off.
When Janet Broussardâ€™s son was deployed to Iraq for the first time in 2004, she began searching for somewhere local to turn to for support. When she couldnâ€™t find anything close to home, she became a member of the national Blue Star Mothers of America, an organization for mothers and guardians with children who have served in the military. After that, she decided to found a chapter here in Baton Rouge.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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