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By Nichole Harwood
Photos Courtesy of Andrea Jacquin
A call has been put out to all heroes brave and tall, adventurous and small to attend this year’s Hanging with Heroes.
Hanging with Heroes will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Veteran’s Memorial Park located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE. The family-friendly event looks to tie together the fictional heroes of childhood with the real heroes serving the community.
Event Coordinator with Albuquerque Moms Blog, Andrea Jacquin said the event is looking to unite children with local heroes such as firefighters and police officers, while providing them with the opportunity to dress up as their favorite fictional superheroes.
“Children are all about the superheroes, but I think they may be a little caught up on the cartoons. In their mind it’s Spiderman, but really there is a lot of true heroes in our society and here they get the chance to make that connection to our local heroes,” Jacquin said.
For the admission price of seven dollars per individual, attendees of the event will have the opportunity to enjoy free Dion’s pizza and participate in activities ranging from face painting, riding the mechanical bull El Toro Loco to a costume contest which will feature prizes for winners.
Additionally, children of all ages will get a chance to meet community everyday heroes such as Albuquerque police officers, firefighters, emergency response, and military service members who will be in attendance.
The event will also include local vendors. I9 Sports have sponsored a photo booth and many more vendors which will be providing additional activities children and adults can look forward to. Attendees will be able to decorate superhero cookies, enjoy the talents of a caricature artist, and more.
To add to the atmosphere of the event the 501st Legion and Comic Crusaders will both be making an appearance dressed as beloved Star Wars and comic characters, respectively giving children a chance to meet their favorite fictional characters in real life.
Jacquin emphasized that the event is really an all ages event. The work that has gone into it for the last few months focused on ensuring there would be a range of activities everyone could enjoy.
“Really it’s for all ages because we have something there for everyone. I think even 13 year olds will want to get their picture taken with a stormtrooper or they may want to get a caricature drawing of themselves or see how long they can stay on the mechanical bull. It’s really great for all ages,” she said.
While the event is after Halloween, Jacquin said she knows that children like to dress up year around. She hopes parents will bring their children dressed up so they can enjoy being superheros as they meet real life heroes. With a variety of activities and entertainment to be found, Jacquin encourages all members of the community to come out and enjoy the family-friendly event.
“It’s just a great community event to get everyone together and kind of celebrate these local heroes while we enjoy our kids and family to0,” Jacquin said.
For more information on Hanging with Heroes click on the link here.
First off, we here at ABQ-Live the Magazine want to thank every veteran for their service! A ton of restaurants are celebrating our veterans this year by giving out free stuff! Who doesn’t love free stuff? Check out the list we compiled below!
Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2015: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. More.
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2015. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you.
Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2015. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.
Denny’s, Nov. 11, 2015. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.
Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Grille, Nov. 11, 2015. Free Sandwich or Entree (up to $10) for active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Dine-in only and at only at participating locations. Locations.
Golden Corral – Free meal, Nov. 11, 2015 (5pm – 9pm): The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner. For more information visithttp://www.goldencorral.com/military/.
Heimat House, Nov. 11, 2015. 20% off for all Veterans.
Hooters, Nov. 11, 2015. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations. Locations.
IHOP, Nov. 11, 2015, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes, or Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns. Participating locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation. More info. Locations.
Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2015. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you.
Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2015. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10% off of their bill as well! Locations.
Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015. Locations.
Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. Find a location near you.
Red Robin, Nov. 11, 2015. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Locations.
Rock & Brews, Nov. 11, 2015. Complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice of natural fries, house potato salad, pasta salad or coleslaw. Proof of military service required. More Info. Locations.
StarBucks, Nov. 11, 2015. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations. Find locations.
T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. Locations.
Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2015. Free menu item at participating locations. Please call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
Village Inn, Nov. 11, 2015. Free breakfast any time of day (choice of buttermilk pancakes, French toast, or a Belgian waffle). Wednesday is also Free Pie day, and veterans will be able to receive a free slice of pie. Veterans who visit on Veterans Day will also receive a “Thank You for Your Service Card” valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.
Wienerschnitzel, Nov. 11, 2015. Free hot dog and small soft drink at participating locations. Locations.