Heroes, kids join forces at breakfast fundraiser
Superheroes and princesses shouldn't have to do good deeds on an empty stomach — and fortunately they won't have to this weekend.
Actors in costumes resembling popular Marvel, DC and Disney characters will mingle with youngsters as pancakes are served Saturday for the third annual "A Breakfast with Characters," organized by the Junior League of Columbus.
The breakfast debuted in 2017 as a fundraiser for its ABC Project (Adopt-abackpack for Children), a 20-year-old local initiative to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need. The breakfast raises about $5,000 a year, which helps buy about 200 backpacks, according to Lauren Stazen, ABC Project coordinator.
Tickets are available for $25 online through Wednesday for the event that will take place at L Brands corporate office in New Albany. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with
the breakfast lasting from 10 a.m. to noon.
“These kind of events, they’re just magical,” said Diana Briggs, the management council chair at the Junior League. “It’s a great opportunity to provide a wonderful experience for your kids.”
Superman, Cinderella and Mickey Mouse look-alikes will be among 20 characters who will appear at the event, courtesy of the Mascot Organization and Amy's Princess Parties. They'll meet the young guests and pose for photos upon request.
Kids can also craft their own masks and
crowns or dance to music provided by a DJ. Chris Cakes, a national pancake company with a location in Hilliard, will be slinging the hotcakes. Panera Bread, Denny’s and Stauf’s Coffee Roasters will also make food and beverage