Seven superheroes coming to Portsmouth

By Frank Lewis - [email protected]

The superheroes are coming to town. Dancing With our Stars dancers Bryan Smith and Kevin Hoops are teaming up with the help of Angie Whitley of CLB Princesses and her wonderful volunteers to kick off the release of seven Superheroes at a first time event in the community. The event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 1-4 p.m., at the old Portsmouth High School Gym, 804 Waller St., in Portsmouth.

Tickets for the event are $20 for first child and one parent and $10 for each additional sibling. The ticket purchase includes meeting all main DC Comic characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. featured will be games, prizes, drawings, cookie decorating, face painting, nail painting, tattoos, story time, and music provided by Melanie Porter, along with entry into the costume contest. The American Red Cross encourages dressing up in your favorite superhero costume.

Refreshments and pizza will be available from Gatti’s at an additional charge. Formal photography packages from Impressive Studios will begin at 12.95.

Tickets can be purchased at, Impressive Studios or by stopping by the local Ohio River Valley American Red Cross at 1801 Robinson Ave in Portsmouth, which provides service to Scioto, Pike, Jackson, Lawrence, Adams and Brown Counties. Donations also can be made directly to the Red Cross in the names of Bryan Smith or Kevin Hoops.

“This is the first time to have an event like this,” Debbie Smith, executive director of the River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross told the Daily Times. “We are very excited about having this great event for kids and being the first to introduce the new DC Comic Characters. We are thankful for the help of Angie Whitley and her volunteers to make this possible.”

Dancing With Our Stars, less than a month away, features ten community members, known as “star dancers,” who compete both on the dance floor and off the dance floor by raising money for the local Red Cross.

Smith said there are other upcoming events. For example, Toni Dengel is hosting an online auction with Don Gleim from March 3-6, closing at 7 p.m. Items include gift certificates, gift baskets, event tickets, home goods, purses, brand new shoes and much more.

There will also be a Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Gala, it will be this Saturay March 4th at 7 2311 Timlin Hill Road known as the old monastery. It is hosted by Kevin Hoops/Impressive Studios and Kara Copeland. Your $50 includes dinner for 2 and two 5 by 7 keepsake photos. For more info you can contact Kevin at 740-354-1400.

Dr. Kemmely Hochstetler is hosting a DIY design party on Saturday, March 11th 5-8 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Wheelersburg. Admission is $40 and includes all your supplies to make a unique sign to hang in your home or give as a gift. Smith said it is an event in which you can enjoy and evening of fun, raffles and concessions. You can call the Red Cross at 740-354-3293 for more info or visit them on Facebook.

“We are thrilled with all of our dancers’ involvement and enthusiasm to help us raise funds to support the critical services of compassionate care which the Red Cross provides to our community each day,” Smith said. “Participants are given the opportunity to support the Red Cross and be actively involved in providing relief to victims of disasters and helping the community prepare for and respond to emergencies.”

By Frank Lewis

[email protected]

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.