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West Jordan Journal

First ever Superhero event a smash

Aug 22, 2019 05:41PM ● By Jordan Hafford

Oliver Hafford poses with Spiderman, Batman and Captain Marvel at the Superhero Smash event (Jordan Hafford/City Journals)

By Jordan Hafford | [email protected]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s West Jordan city’s Superheroes in training! 

“This is the first year the City of West Jordan has held Superhero Smash,” said the Communications and Events Manager for West Jordan. “We’re very happy with the excitement the event generated – over 350 children and their parents attended the event held in Veteran’s Memorial Park.”

West Jordan City held it’s first annual Superhero Smash event at Veteran’s Memorial Park in August which attracted hundreds of little dressed up heroes for the evening of fun. Children were treated to hero-themed activities such as crafting your own cape and climbing a rock wall. Inflatable bounce houses and slides kept them busy throughout the evening.  

In attendance were a few big Superheroes for photo opportunities such as Spiderman, Batman and Captain Marvel. 

Superhero Smash was sponsored by My Kids Dentistry and University Credit Union, while the Utah National Guard served as an event partner who aided in the rock climbing wall. While all three of these entities were able to get their name out in front of hundreds of local residents, the truth is that each was simply looking to give back to the community. 

The event itself was dreamed up by West Jordan’s tireless events staff, along with the events committee, who come up with exciting ways the city can engage its residents. They are always looking for active members of the community who are interested in helping contribute their ideas by participating on the West Jordan Events Committee. 

Interested residents can apply by contacting the city at 801-569-5000.

After the event was a movie in the park, part of a series of film showings throughout the summer. They played “The Lego Batman Movie” for everyone to relax and enjoy the evening. 

Many more family-friendly events like this one are planned for the near future, including PumpkinPalooza, an event held in partnership with the Salt Lake County Library system in late October. This annual event draws thousands for trick-or-treating, prizes and most importantly pumpkins. 

“West Jordan is home to thousands of young families,” Barker said. “Free events like Superhero Smash are a great way to engage with busy residents raising small children and encourage community interaction. Greater connection ultimately leads to more civic engagement and a better environment for everyone in the city.”