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Championship Archery Tournaments at Mermet Lake

Friday-Sunday, June 22-24, 2018s3da archery
Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
This is the 6th Annual National Championship. Students will have the opportunity to compete against S3DA members from across the United States for the title of “National Champion” in their division. Registration per student will be $30.00 thru June 14th, 2018 which will include access to the practice bags and a free T-shirt. Late registration (after June 14th) will be $60 per student.

There will also be other special activities available to students and parents for a nominal fee, including a 3-D practice range, a Pope & Young North American Bowhunting Challenge and a QDMA/S3DA Family Whitetail Challenge. Shoot-downs will take place for each different class and division and door prizes will be given away! Vendors will be on site to sell their products and equipment to families and students, as well as food vendors and more

For information and registration information visit website.


Monday-Tuesday, June 25-27, 2018
$20,000 Superman Classic Archery Tournament
9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
There will be a one time entry fee of $25 and archers are eligible to shoot once each day. The ranges will change daily with shooting times from 9 am – 3 pm. Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes will be over $20,000. Sponsored by the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Metropolis.  Website.


Friday-Sunday, June 28 – July 1, 2018
ASA Matthews Illinois Pro/Am Championships
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL

The Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to welcome back the ASA Shooters  Over 2100 competitors attended the 2017 event and they are planning for even more this year.  Metropolis Tourism website.

The Archery Shooters Association Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280/290 feet per second; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in competitive 3-D archery.

ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds of lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. The scoring rings are not always visible from the shooting stake and binoculars are allowed. Advanced archers must determine the distance to the target, pick a good aiming point, and execute the shot.

Ranges will be set to meet qualifications for the specific classes. Shooters will be categorized based on their current ASA Classification. Children are welcome to participate so there will be fun for the entire family.   Spectators can watch for free.

Food vendors on site include Hickory Hog BBQ, Bear’s BBQ, Montego’s Catering & Concession, and Dippin’ Dots.

To register, visit ASA website. For more information call 618-524-5025.

Superman Celebration 2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 7

  • 4:00 PM – Helicopter Rides Ticket Booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 5:00 PM – Welcome and Opening Ceremony (Superman Statue)
  • 5:00 – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 6:00 PM – Lois Lane and Helping Hand Award Ceremonies (Metro Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 6:30 PM – Color Superman Posters & Kids Karaoke (Smallville Tent)
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM – Street Chalk Art (Smallville Tent)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Superman Road Race (Fort Massac Park)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Southern Gospel music with Ball Brothers (Metro Tent)
  • 7:00 – 10:00 PM – Super Friends Super Bowl (ing) (Metropolis Super Bowl)
  • 8:30 PM – Superman the Movie (Smallville Tent)

Friday, June 8

  • 9:30 AM – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Superman Radio Show with live actors and sound effects (Metro Tent)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Puppet Making Workshop with Kevin Williams & Muley (Smallville Tent)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Superboy TV Series: Behind the scenes footage and restored photos (Hall of Justice)
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 10:00 AM – Noon – Autograph Zone: Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 -11:30 AM – Super Writing: Fact & Fiction with Brian K. Morris, Michael Eury and Daniel Peretti (Metro Tent)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM – Super Silly Games & prizes (Smallville)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM – 60 Seconds to Super Game (Man of Steel Tent)
  • 11:30 AM -12:30 PM – Superman Supersite Meet & Greet (Fat Edds)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Live Speed Painting with Steve Walden. Artwork will be raffled off. (Superman Statue)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Happy Birthday Superman Eating Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 PM – Swearing in Ceremony for Honorary Citizens (Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Kids Superhero Training Academy (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM – Actors Q&A:  Jack O’Halloran, Aaron Smolinski, Jeff East, and Ilya Salkind (Metro Tent)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Great American Puzzler Team Competition (Man of Steel Tent)
  • 3:00 PM – Superman vs Batman Tug of War sign-up, costumes encouraged (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Meet the Tiny Titans creator, Art Baltazar, special appearance by the Tean Titans (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Meet Superman: Phone Booth photo-op (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Comic Art Panel:  Alex Saviuk, Peter Poplaski & Art Baltazar ( Metro Tent)
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM – Superman the Movie Collectables & Autographs (Hall of Justice)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – Kids Superhero Costume Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 PM – Super Cruise Car Show (Washington Park)
  • 5:00 – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Superman Jeopardy with the Rinaldi’s (Metro Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Costume Parade, all ages. Photo-op at Statue (from Smallville Tent to Superman Statue)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Super Improv (Man of Steel tent)
  • 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Music by Corey Evitts (Smallville Tent)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Iron Fist Alley)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 8:00 PM – Margo Kidder Tribute Film by Jim Bowers followed by Superman the Movie (Smallville Tent)
  • 8:00 -10:30 PM – Dance Party in honor of Superman’s 80th Anniversary (Metro Tent)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 PM – Superboy TV Series, 30th Anniversary Screening (Smallville Tent)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 PM – Metro Rock n Retro rock band and classic video game competition (Man of Steel Tent)

Saturday, June 9

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM – Autograph Session A.  Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Superman Classic Push/Pull Competition weigh-in (Ironfist Alley)
  • 9:30 AM – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Puppet Making Workshop with Kevin Williams & Muley (Smallville Tent)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – NASA and the Science of Superman (Hall of Justice)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Autograph Session B.  Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Superman Jeopardy with the Rinaldi’s (Metro Tent)
  • 10:00 AM – Noon – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 AM – Noon – Superman Classic Push/Pull Competition warm-up (Ironfist Alley)
  • 11:30 AM – Noon – Brandon Routh appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 11:30 AM – Noon – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 11:45 AM –  Brandon Routh (Superman Statue)
  • Noon – Superman Classic Push/Pull Tournament (Ironfist Alley)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Q&A with Brandon Routh (Metro Tent)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Super Silly Games (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 3:45 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 5:45 PM – Supergirl/Superboy Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 12:30 – 2:30 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Blake Ritson & Shaun Sipos appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Color A Cape with the Metropolis Planet (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Q&A:  Blake Ritson & Shaun Sipos
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Meet and Learn to Draw with Philo Barnhart, appearance by Little Mermaid, Ariel (Smallville Tent)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Swearing in Ceremony for Honorary Citizens (Superman Statue)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Superman Trivia: The Christopher Reeve Years (Hall of Justice)
  • 2:30 – 6:00 PM – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – John Newton appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Super Dog Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest check-in (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Autograph Session C. Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Meet Superman Phone Booth photo-op (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM – Q&A with John Newton (Metro Tent)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Autograph Session D, ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Superman the Movie (Hall of Justice)
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 4:30 PM – Superman The Movie (Hall of Justice)
  • 5:00 PM – Save the Massac Theater Silent Auction, doors open at 4:30 PM. (Happy Hearts Senior Center)
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – 80 Years Looking Super, live models showing the ever-changing Man of Steel (Metro Tent)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM – Supergirl/Superboy Contest check-in (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Open Autograph Session E, no ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Supergirl/Suberboy Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Superman Generations, 80th Anniversary Photo Shoot (Hall of Justice)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Iron Fist Alley)
  • 7:00 PM – Featured music by Jamie Kelley (Metro Tent)
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film Panel (Smallville Tent)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 PM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film encore screening

Sunday, June 10

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Rotary Club Super Car Show (Fort Massac Park)
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 AM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film screening (Hall of Justice)
  • 11:00 – 12:30 AM – Stump the Superman Expert hosted by Chris Brockow (Metro Tent)
  • 11:00 AM – 1 PM – Heroes & Villains Costume Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • 11:30 – Noon – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Meet our Metropolis Superman (Metro Tent)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Superhero Gameshow (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 PM – Parade of Characters (Smallville Tent to Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 PM – Kids Karaoke & Color a Giant Comic (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Stump the Superman Expert (Metro Tent)
  • 1:30 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Ironfist Alley)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Super Scavenger Hunt (Smallville Tent)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – The Heroes and Villains Costume Contest (Metro Tent)
  • 4:00-5:00 PM – Closing Ceremony

Planet Krypton is in the Courthouse Annex (Old Banterra Bank building) behind Lois Lane Statue. For some of the event details, see our Post.

The schedule is subject to change. 
Superman Celebration Website

Superman License Plate Applications Accepted

Metropolis Rotary Club offering collectors Superman Celebration License Plates

To order your license plate, read carefully and completely fill out form below.

You had number ______ last year.
Do you want that same number?  YES    NO
(Same number may not be available – guarantee deadline was March 6, 2017)

Would you like a different number if available?   YES     NO      Number _________

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Driver’s License #: _______________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________

Phone:  Day______________________  Evening _______________________

To order a plate you MUST send a copy of a CURRENT Illinois Vehicle Registration for each plate that you order.  It MUST NOT expire before JUNE 2017.  If it does expire then in order to receive your plate you will need to renew your registration early and send a copy of the renewed registration.  A copy of the owner’s Driver’s License MUST be included.Please make sure that this application is returned.

Plates are $35.00 PER SET.  If they have to be shipped, the cost is $42.00 PER SET.   The cost for orders received after March 6th will be $50. (this includes shipping whether applicable or not).

Orders that do not include he appropriate amount of money cannot be filled.  Make check payable to Metropolis Rotary Club or you may submit payment thru paypal via the donate button found at metropolisrotaryclub.org (please note the required paperwork must still be submitted via mail or email).  

Mail orders to:  Superman License Plates, 78 Jon St., Metropolis, IL  62960
Email orders to:   supermanplates@gmail.com

NUMBER OF SETS ORDERED______________________________

AMOUNT ENCLOSED_____________________________________

PLATES WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOU AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE. PLATES MAY BE DISPLAYED FROM April 12, 2017 THRU JUNE 11, 2017.

If you have questions, please e-mail Emily Loftus at supermanplates@gmail.com.
“Like” the Facebook page, Rotary Club of Metropolis, and get a sneak peek of the plates!

1st Annual Super Pow! Bam! Bash!

Super Pow Bam Bash image

Saturday, June 14
1st Annual Super Pow! Bam! Bash
8-11 p.m.
Baymont Theater, 203 East Front St., Metropolis

The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the First Annual Super Pow! Bam! Bash, with an auction and raffle to benefit Save The Massac, the organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Massac Theatre in downtown Metropolis.

Come dressed as your favorite Superhero, in formal attire, or just come as you are. There will be a DJ on hand for dancing, a cash bar will be available thanks to the Metropolis Elks, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Attendees will have the chance to buy chance raffle tickets and stuff the bag of any number of items they want to win.

At 9 pm, the Auction will start, where many special items will be up for bids, including one amazing package: The “SUPER Celebration Weekend 2015”, a package worth almost $1000.  100% of the proceeds from the Auction and the raffle will go to Save the Massac. The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the Superman Celebration Co-Chairpersons will present the George and Noel Awards, honoring two dedicated and deserving individuals. After the conclusion of the Auction, the dancing and fun will resume.  Costumes and/or formal attire are encouraged but not at all required.  Come as you are if you desire!

Tickets are $20. The deadline to purchase advance tickets is June 12th. For advance tickets, go to website or contact the Chamber at 618-524-2714 or childofki@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. The first 125 people who purchase advance tickets will receive a commemorative Super Pow! Bam! Bash Hurricane glass.

Superman Road Race 2014 entry form

Thursday, June 12
Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7 p.m., Large Pavilion at Fort Massac State Park
Many firefighters and their friends and family will be walking in support of Jarrod Bullock. Bullock will be participating in the walk – so supporters are welcome to cheer for him along the route. For more information, call 618-645-4242 or email fosterjanet@hotmail.com. Click image for full size form.

Superman Road Race 2014 entry form image

Superman Celebration – Super Entertainment

36th Annual Superman Celebration
June 12-15, 2014
Downtown, Metropolis
The town of Metropolis salutes the legendary character that stands for Truth, Justice and the American Way. Characters, artists and celebrities associated with Superman comics, television shows and movies can be seen around town during this one-of-a-kind event.

Superman Celebration entertainment lineup image

Celebrity Guests: Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Perrine, Aaron Smolinski, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler

Comics Guests: Elliott S! Maggin, Sean Dulaney, Ken Bailey, Lonnie Easterling, Charles Ettinger, Franchesco, Jim Hall, Mitch Foust, Jason Rawley, Tyrone Reed, Dean Zachary.

Artists & Writers: Nick Rokicki & Joe Kelley – Trevor Hawkins

Other guests: Morgan Strebler – illusionist, Josh Boultinghouse, our official celebration Superman.

Events: Superman Road Race – Kiwanis SuperTrek Bike Ride – Metropolis Rotary Club Super Car Show –
K-9 Crew Trick Dog Show – Freestyle Connection BMX stunts – Jason Lindsey of Hooked on Science – Rotary Car Show – Kiwanis Super Bike Trek – Superman Road Race – 8 Ball Tournament – Super Disc Golf Tournament – Supergirl and Superboy Pageant – $1000 Costume Contest – Super Pow Bam BASH – Fan Films – Meet Superman – Vendors – Carnival and more.

For more information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 618-524-2714 or 800-949-5740. Visit website for more details.  Schedule of Events