Celebrating superheros with family fun day

It will be a day of superheros and super fun as CHI Health St. Francis host their first ever "Superhero Sunday" in Grand Island.

The event is Sunday, August 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Island Senior High School practice fields, which are just west of Memorial Stadium. It's seen as a salute to everyday superhero families. The first 2,000 children in attendance will receive a superhero starter kit.

Other local superheros - firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses - will be on hand to meet. Attendees will also want to keep an eye on the sky as three more traditional superheroes are planning to make a grand entrance for their appearance at noon.

CHI Health St. Francis president Ed Hannon says they have been well supported by area communities, so this is there chance to pay them back.

"It really is almost like a party," said Hannon. "It's a fun summer event and it is for everybody of all ages. So, part of Catholic Health Initiatives mission is to give back to the communities we serve."

Activities will include:
Fun Zone: Children’s train, bubble soccer (ages 8 and up), face painters and chalk art.
Teddy Bear Clinic: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to be examined by one of St. Francis’ health experts.
Music and Safe Kids activities: Car-seat check, bicycle rodeo, kids ID and a texting-and-driving simulator.
Family festivities: Giant Jenga, yard games, photo booth, strolling magician and balloon creations.

Food trucks will be onsite for food purchases. Attendees are welcome to arrive in costume, but please leave toy swords and guns at home.

The activities are all free.