Superheroes abound in downtown Milford for Third Thursday

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A superhero in training works out at Third Thursday

Downtown Milford was filled with superheroes on the most recent Third Thursday. The event, held every month on the third Thursday of the month, had downtown merchants open late, food trucks and live music as superheroes wandered around the streets.

“This is such a great way for people to come out, meet up with friends, family and neighbors while also enjoying some of the fun events we have downtown,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of Downtown Milford Inc., said. “We appreciate all the vendors and businesses who help us create this monthly event and would love to see it grow even larger.”

Even General Torbert joined the fun

Evolve Fitness offered “superhero training” with a rope and two jumping challenges. Children of all ages enjoyed hopping over the yellow barriers and shaking two large ropes as Captain Marvel counted down the time. There was also a standing box jump for children to attempt. Several food trucks were available, and the North Pole Creamery offered their delicious ice cream.

“We absolutely love participating in this event,” Nicole Rogers, Operations Director for the Milford Museum, said. “It is such fun connecting each theme to history each month.”

Live music as part of Third Thursday

In celebration of the theme, the General A.T.A. Torbert statue outside the museum was adorned with a Superman cape and mask. The museum table downtown offered a Superhero activity book and a poster displaying “Milford Heroes” which included General Torbert, John Clayton, Mary Louise Marshall, the Milford Eleven, the Milford Seven and more. Tax Chicks offered children the opportunity to play a tossing game in order to win prizes

“We are looking forward to next month’s Third Thursday,” Miranda Collins, Event Coordinator for DMI, said. “Next month’s theme is Dog Days of Summer and we are encouraging everyone to visit downtown with their four-legged family members. Keep an eye out for some special activities downtown that are dog-related!”


The July Third Thursday event will be held July 21 and DMI plans to partner with Fur Baby Pet Resort.

Superheroes at Third Thursday build their strength with Captain Marvel

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