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CrossPoint youth superheroes fight hunger
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It takes a cool costume to be a superhero, but all it takes to become a community hero is a can of corn.
Or beans ... or any non-perishable food item.
Members of the youth group at CrossPoint Church will don their favorite superhero costumes on May 5 to help battle hunger. The thr3elements youth group, for grades 7-12, is inviting community members to become heros as well by donating items to the Barton County Community Food Bank, Youth Pastor Randy Mills said.
Thr3elements youth will be in superhero costumes when they appear in front of Walmart to collect food items from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. They will go door to door collecting food that afternoon from 1-3 p.m., and there will be a drop-box available at The Village Cinema for the duration of “The Avengers” movie, opening Friday May 4. Movie times are listed in the Great Bend Tribune or online at
Mills said he was planning a lesson series on superheroes that would coincide with some of the summer movies coming out, including The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. “I’m kind of a superhero geek myself,” he said. It was teens in the thr3elements group who decided to take on the heroic mission of fighting hunger.
“Our students wanted to do something for our community,” Mills said. They are working on costumes that may include Batgirl, Green Arrow, Captain America, Hawkeye from the Avengers, Iron Man and the Hulk. This Saturday they’ll pass out fliers in the neighborhoods they plan to visit in costume the following Saturday. The local JC Penney store provided a mannequin that will sport a superhero costume and will be set up at the theater, Mills said. Walmart has also added a monetary donation, he added.
Mills invites teens in grades 7-12 to come join the CrossPoint youth group on Wednesday evenings in May for the “Who Needs a Super-hero?” lesson series. They meet at 2100 Broadway from 7-8:30 p.m.
CrossPoint Great Bend also has Sunday gatherings from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and meets Saturday evenings at Central Baptist Church, 12th and Harrison, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.