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Party in the Park

Superheroes visit children in Gold Beach


Families enjoy the sunshine and super heroes at Party in the Park in Gold Beach.
Zoey Patten, 8, has her face painted by the Curry Democrats.
The Rogue Ranger High-5s a girl at the Rogue Credit Union booth.
Curry Watershed Partnership members enjoy party.

Superheroes mad a visit to Buffington Park Saturday in Gold Beach to entertain children in the community.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk, Flash, Captain America and Spiderman were smiling from posters. Elasti-Girl, I am Groot, and Super Skunk Girl even made cameo appearances in the booths.

Super Skunk Girl is none other than 4-year-old Lily Lensing of Gold Beach. Lily scrunches up her face and stomps her foot down at the mention of bad guys.

“I spray them one at a time!”

Lily and nearly 200 other children visiting carnival booths of local groups by presenting their super heroes passports

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Superheroes mad a visit to Buffington Park Saturday in Gold Beach to entertain children in the community.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk, Flash, Captain America and Spiderman were smiling from posters. Elasti-Girl, I am Groot, and Super Skunk Girl even made cameo appearances in the booths.

Super Skunk Girl is none other than 4-year-old Lily Lensing of Gold Beach. Lily scrunches up her face and stomps her foot down at the mention of bad guys.

“I spray them one at a time!”

Lily and nearly 200 other children visiting carnival booths of local groups by presenting their super heroes passports at the 13th annual Party in the Park.

This years event netted approximately $700 for helping children’s programs locally, according to event spokesman Brian Grummon.

Jodi Fritts, Gold Beach city administrator, was hanging out in the city of Gold Beach booth with Groot who was sitting on a radio and swaying to his favorite Guardians of the Galaxy song track.

“The turn out is amazing, we look to have around 300 people here today.”

Rotarians were busy flipping burgers and hot dogs while DJ Thunder featured super hero theme songs.

The youngsters won prizes at all the booths and were automatically entered for grand prizes. Dexter Moore won the bat mobile and a first name of Jameson on a ticket won the grand prize of $100 toward a Jerry’s Rogue Jets adventure.

Booths included pinning the mask of Elasti-Girl at Soroptimist, an obstacle course at Friends of Curry Library, painting capes and shields at Curry County Juvenile Department, Curry Watershed Partnership’s “Power of Pollinators” presentation, and Wally’s House provided a “Do You Have Super X-ray vision?” game.