Kent, OH – In celebration of National Comic Day, Main Street Kent has designated Saturday, May 3rd, as “Super Saturday” in downtown Kent. Downtown merchant Off the Wagon is participating in the national comic event, handing out free comic books from 11am to 3pm (while supplies last) at Earl’s Nest, located in Acorn Alley right across from the store at 152 E. Main Street.
Local businesses are jumping in on the fun with various activities including employees dressing up as super heroes, having sidewalks sales (weather permitting), super sales, raffles, special prices/offerings, and more. Our own “Super Squirrel” will be stationed at the Hometown Bank Plaza from 12-3 pm for photo opportunities, and to hand out “Super Power Passes” to people who want to know exactly where to find all the specials that day.
Off the Wagon is also sponsoring super hero costume contests, which will be held at the Hometown Bank Plaza. Adults will be judged at 12:30 pm in the following categories: Best DC, Best Marvel, Best Homemade, and Best Original Design. Winners will receive a $20 gift card to Off the Wagon. Then, kids will be judged at 1:00pm (ages 13 and under). Best Overall BIG Kid Costume (ages 7-13) will receive a $20 gift card; Best Overall Little Kid Costume (ages 0-6) will also receive a $20 gift card. Runners up (kids) will all get prizes for participating.
Main Street Kent will then hold a Super Hero Costume Contest for pets of all kinds. At 1:30 pm, pets and their owners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the contest. From lizards to dogs, we hope many will come down with their pets to compete, or just to watch the fun. Cash prizes will be awarded to pet owners whose pets have the Best Overall Costume, Most Unusual Costume, and Most Original Costume.
To top off the day, there will be a 50/50 “Flying Squirrels Contest” at 2:30pm. Attendees can buy a flying squirrel (actually a ping pong ball with a black squirrel on it) for $1. All flying squirrels will be numbered and launched across the plaza at Super Squirrel, who will catch one lucky winner. The winner will receive half of the proceeds from flying squirrel sales.
Visit www.mainstreetkent.org or call 330-677-8000 with any questions.