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Super Saturday to Hit Downtown Kent

Posted Apr. 28, 2014

In celebration of National Comic Day, Main Street Kent has designated Saturday, May 3, as “Super Saturday” in downtown Kent.  Downtown merchant Off the Wagon is participating in the national comic event, handing out free comic books from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (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 superheroes, having sidewalk sales (weather permitting), super sales, raffles, special prices/offerings and more. Our own Super Squirrel will be stationed at the Hometown Bank Plaza from noon-3 p.m. for photo opportunities and to hand out Superpower Passes to people who want to know exactly where to find all the specials that day.

Off the Wagon also is sponsoring superhero costume contests, which will be held at the Hometown Bank Plaza. Adults will be judged at 12:30 p.m. 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. Kids, ages 13 and under, will be judged at 1 p.m. Best Overall BIG Kid Costume (ages 7-13) will receive a $20 gift card; Best Overall Little Kid Costume (ages 0-6) also will receive a $20 gift card. Runners up (kids) will all get prizes for participating.

Main Street Kent will then hold a Superhero Costume Contest for pets of all kinds. At 1:30 p.m., pets and their owners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the contest. From lizards to dogs, organizers 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 2:30 p.m. 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 or call 330-677-8000 with any questions.

Main Street Kent is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.