Young superheroes march to the rescue

Excerpt from Niagara Falls Review

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Kids don costumes to help new lunch program at Falls school

Oakes Park might have been the safest place in Niagara Falls Saturday morning. Maybe in all of Niagara.

There were Batmen roaming the track. Several Captain Americas. Numerous Wonder Women. And several unidentified superheroes of one sort of another.

The first SuperKids March gave children the chance to dress up like a superhero — like Halloween in September — then walk the track to help other kids.

“It’s all about kids helping kids,” said co-organizer Chris Dabrowski.

Children were able to register in advance online and they and their families collected pledges to go toward Community Crew, a volunteer organization that provides school lunches for needy kids.

About 100 kids in costumes, along with parents, turned out Saturday to walk the track, play games, have a hamburger or hotdog and show off their fantastic look.

Dabrowski, who is running for Niagara Falls city council, promotes ComicCon shows in Niagara Falls throughout the year. He said the tie between ComicCon, Saturday’s superheroes theme and the idea of having kids help other kids is “a synergy that fits really well.”

He expects it will become an annual event.