Last weekend Peter Facinelli was in Charleston, West Virginia for an event to encourage reading and to raise money for City of Joy. EnterTeenmentNews was there and has a fantastic write-up and pictures from the event. Check it out here.
The mall has dedicated the month of July to encouraging teenagers to read and has adopted the slogan “Read! It Changes Everything.” Because the hottest book series of the moment is the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer, the Town Center decided to dedicate a few weekends to bringing the book more to life for mall visitors. First up was a visit from Peter Facinelli, the actor who plays “Dr. Cullen” in the movie version of the first “Twilight” book.
Fans were so excited about Peter’s visit that they began lining up at 4:00AM for his 12:00PM appearance. They drove in from as far away as Cleveland, Ohio, and some cars sported bumper stickers that read “Warning… I drive like a Cullen.” One die-hard fan from Texas had planned her vacation to visit family in the area to coincide with Peter’s meet and greet. Mothers lined up with their teenaged daughters and it was clear that they were equally excited.