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April 30, 2014

BrickFest and Superhero Day aim for new heights

emann@pvdemocrat.com — Delivering what the people want, be it services or activities, is one of the key mottos of Main Street Pauls Valley Director Lindsey Temple.

Moving this year’s BrickFest to the fall and teaming it up with International Super Hero Day, she is hoping to answer some of the recent requests made. This will be by raising the stakes for two of the most popular events in recent years as there is significant interest from all parties to not let the traditions go away.

“Getting out and talking to business owners they don’t want BrickFest to go away,” said Temple. “They like it, they want to keep it… They just want it done better.”

As it will fall on Saturday Oct, 18, Temple did confirm that this does mean the end of the Living Dead Festival/Zombie 5K. It was held the past couple of years around the same time.

Though she does not plan to hold it, this does open the possibility for something like a superhero 5K instead. Temple did note that they plan to take a more active role in Boo on The Bricks this year.

“After looking at the results of that… I felt it really wasn’t serving the community,” said Temple. “Attendance was low and we have to listen to what our community is telling us.”

Temple believes it just made sense to partner with something like the museum. It is one of their key missions is to promote economic development and bring visitors downtown. 

“It’s great to partner with the largest tourist project in our district,” said Temple, mentioning partnership with the curator of the Toy & Action Figure Museum. “That’s why I thought Kevin (Stark) and the museum was our best shot.”

Some of the improvements on the museum side of things will be expanding on the overall superhero experience, according to Stark. The plan is not so much concentrating on the whole breaking the most original super heroes in one place record, but adding more elements to the atmosphere.

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