Superheroes and some super villains showed their support at Hickman High School Saturday afternoon.
The comic book characters gathered to break the Guinness world record for the most people dressed as super heroes and to raise money for the Columbia Public Schools Foundation. "Probably seeing all of the superheroes. . . yeah and the candy bags," three young super hero girls said. The Incredibles, Superman, Batman, and Spiderman were among the heroes that filled the football field. While the event wasn't for a certain age group, it was for the young at heart. "It's really fun to see all these youngsters who are attending the public schools here and quite a few who are not yet in school who are future students," Batwoman Axie Hindman said. Unfortunately, the heroes only had 762 people in costume and weren't able to break the record of 1,580. Event organizer, Sean Spence, or should we say superman, thinks that the true heroes need no costume. "How often do we take time to remember that the real superheroes in our lives are the teachers and staff who are educating our children," Spence said. Little superheroes enjoyed the bounce house while characters of all ages enjoyed tunes from a super band. The event raised money for the foundation through sponsors, donations and t-shirt sales.