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Hapeville plans superhero night
by Nneka M. Okona
nokona@neighbornewspapers.com
June 19, 2012 02:33 PM | 2334 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Joe Livingston <br>
Recreational Department Aid Silvia Salazar dressed as Wonder Woman for the upcoming  Super Hero Night scheduled for July 13 at the Hapeville Recreation Center, located at 3444 North Fulton Ave.
Staff / Joe Livingston
Recreational Department Aid Silvia Salazar dressed as Wonder Woman for the upcoming Super Hero Night scheduled for July 13 at the Hapeville Recreation Center, located at 3444 North Fulton Ave.
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On July 13, the city of Hapeville will host a night of festivities for lovers of superheroes, comic books and trading cards for their first Superhero Day on July 14.

For no charge, both residents and non-residents of Hapeville can attend from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hoyt Smith Recreation Center.

Featured activities include music from a DJ, superhero-themed trivia and a costume judging contest.

The event is planned for adults ages 21and older.

Programs Coordinator Holli Stephens said the night was created through solicitation of ideas through social media.

“We’ve already done sock hops and two 80s nights,” she said. “I got on the Facebook page for the city and asked the residents what event they would be interested in attending. We had all kinds of ideas.”

The idea that got the most votes, however, was an idea to have a superhero night, complete with costumes, trivia and music.

“They can expect to see some crazy creative Dragon Con styled outfits,” said Stephens. “People really like to dress up for these events.”

The DJ, local detective Stephen Cushing, will play music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trivia will start around 9 p.m. and will run concurrently with costume judging.

The winner of the costume contest will be awarded with a prize.

Stephens said since the event is the first, they do not have any set in stone expectations as far as attendance as concerned. She did remark, however, at the first of past events put on by the city, they easily had anywhere from 100 to 125 come out.

Events like this one, said Stephens are important for the city.

According to her, Hapeville is a special community.

“We are a tight knit community here,” she said. “We just need another way to get together.”
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