Donations of canned food, used clothing and new toys go to Loaves and Fishes
By M.E. Jones
SHIRLEY -- Calling all super heroes: Saturday, July 26, is Super Hero Day at Benjamin Hill Pool, so get out your capes, polish up your powers and join the staff for a day of fun.
Event hours will parallel the pool's general hours of operation, 1-6:45 p.m. and the pool will be open to the public, as usual.
But there are surprises in store for those who come for Super Hero Day.
"There will be lots of games and prizes," pool director Amanda Mrakovich promised.
Early arrivals get a bonus: Free water bottles donated by the Shirley Police Department.
Fun for a cause
Since super heroes are good deed doers as well as bad guy busters, charitable causes are right up their alley. So what could be more in synch with the day's theme than bringing along donations for a local charity?
Although not required for admission, donations of canned foods, clean, gently-used clothing and new, unopened toys will be welcomed and it all goes to Loaves and Fishes in Devens, said Adam Lamy, the BHP staffer spearheading the event.
Organizers are hoping for fine weather, with no rain date on the calendar.
Costumes are not required, but if you want to wear one, please do!
Besides the added color, donning your favorite super hero's imaginary persona could add to the fun, so come as you are or in costume, your choice!
Just remember, all pool rules still apply, so special outfits are for out-of-pool activities and not for swimming, unless you're wearing a super hero bathing suit!
Admission: Nonmember entry fees on Super Hero Day are the same as usual. Shirley residents: $8 for adults, $7 for kids. Nonresidents: $10 for adults, $9 for kids. No charge for tiny tots, 2 and under.
Admission fees and seasonal membership charges are used to operate and maintain the town-owned pool and grounds at no cost to taxpayers. Open all summer, the pool is part of the Benjamin Hill Recreation Area and managed year-round by the all-volunteer Benjamin Hill Park Commission.