Superheroes to visit downtown at the next Third Thursday

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Even your dog can join the superheroes downtown at the June Third Thursday celebration (Photo courtesy of Kevin Elias, Unsplash)

On June 16 from 4:30 PM to 8 PM, downtown Milford will be the site of a superhero gathering. Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) and Red Bandanna have partnered for the June Third Thursday event, inviting some of your favorite heroes to come into town and see what Milford has to offer.

“I would really hate for our local superheroes to be left out, so I have contacted some local businesses to see if they would be interested in joining the superheroes,” Miranda Collins, Events Coordinator for DMI, said. “Milford Library and Milford Police have agreed to represent our local heroes that night and we hope to see heroes from the school district, fire department, Bayhealth and post office as well. Evolve Fitness will have a fun activity for the kids, too.”

Throughout downtown, there will be photo stations that will allow children and adults to take photos with their favorite superhero. In addition, DMI is asking that kids from 1 to 99 dress up in their favorite superhero costume, wear a costume representing an historic superhero or simply make one up.

There will be food trucks, including ZAKKA, offering delicious Indian cuisine, Carl Haber with hot dogs and Blue Hen Concessions will be offering funnel cakes. DMI is still looking for vendors to set up along Walnut Street for the event as well. Milford Museum will be there handing out stickers and other items. Be sure to check out General Torbert who stands regally next to the museum and is one of our own local superheroes. He will also be participating in the event based on a Facebook poll the museum will release in the next week. The Milford Senior Center is also participating.

“We will have a bounce house and Watkins Wonders Petting Zoo will be downtown that night,” Collins said. “We will have face painting by Patricia Struck who has some superhero designs for the kids. The band for the evening is Verdant and they were recommended for the event.”

Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact [email protected].

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