Date of release: July 18, 2017
Paducah Main Street, a division of the City of Paducah Planning Department, is organizing the second annual Pretty Super Saturday Meet & Greet from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. This is a free event to bring families and businesses together in downtown Paducah. At the event, dozens of superheroes, princesses, and costumed characters will be stationed at local businesses, the downtown gazebo, and the Carson Center. JD Pass Carriage will be hosting free carriage rides including the Cinderella Carriage, Trolley, and Super Shuttle.
Families are encouraged to stop at the gazebo located at 2nd Street and Broadway to pick up a free autograph book with a pen while supplies last. Maps and the location schedule for the characters can be found on the Paducah Main Street Facebook event page.
During Pretty Super Saturday Meet & Greet, Broadway and Kentucky Avenue will be closed inside of 3rd Street to the riverfront along with the closing of the roads around Market House Square and Maiden Alley.
Downtown Development Specialist-Main Street Director Melinda Winchester says, “Last year’s highly successful Pretty Super Meet & Greet is back and bigger than ever. We have approximately three dozen costumed characters. Plus, this year we have added our local superheroes to the event with several Paducah Fire Department firefighters and a fire truck and Paducah Police officers with a patrol car in attendance. We encourage everyone to enjoy meeting other families and visiting our local establishments on this fun day.”
Some of the characters at the event include Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, Batman, Belle, Captain America, Captain Hook, Captain Jack Sparrow, Cat Woman, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Dead Pool, Elsa and Anna, Fairy Queen Nyla, Iron Patriot, Jasmine, Joker, Michaelangelo, Moana, Rapunzel, Peter Pan and Wendy, Pocahontas, Power Rangers, Snow White, Spider Man, Star Lord, Supergirl, Superman, Thor, Tiana,, Tinkerbell, and Wonder Woman. Several Wizard of Oz characters will be in the lobby of the Carson Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get everyone excited about the April 29, 2018 showing of the play as part of the Carson Center’s 2017-2018 Broadway Series.
In addition to meeting your favorite costumed character, there will be face painting, balloon animals, a crafts table, and superhero tattoos. Furthermore, many of the downtown restaurants and organizations are participating by providing foods that kids love including burgers, hot dogs, tacos, quesadillas, funnel cakes, and strawberry shortcake. ROK Photography will have a Pretty Super photo booth set up inside the 1857 Hotel, and a Super Hero obstacle course will be located at Citizens Gym.
The Grand Lodge at 121 North 5th Street is hosting a tea party with cupcakes at 2 p.m. Space is limited to only 30 children. The cost is $5 with reservations required (702-544-2122). At the tea party, there will be dancing with Prince Charming and Cinderella and a meet and greet with Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. Also, O’ So Beautiful Salon is accepting appointments (270-442-2333) for a fun time with hair and makeup.
For more information about the Pretty Super Saturday Meet & Greet, contact Melinda Winchester at 270-444-8690 or visit www.paducahmainstreet.org.