2002 Superman Celebration

Metropolis, Illinois - Thursday the 6th through Sunday the 9th of June 2002.

Superman Statue in Metropolis This year's Superman Celebration in Metropolis is going to be one of the busiest yet. Some great events and activities are organized that are going to create some very busy people in the Council and a lot of visitors scratching their heads wondering what to do and where to go next.

The main event... the Supermuseum Auction and Awards Dinner. This year the Supermuseum has come up with its own catered event. Visitors will have a choice of entrees ranging from chicken, roast beef or ham. Everyone is being asked to purchase advance tickets to make sure they specify what type of entree they want, each ticketholder's name and where they hail from. This will be VERY IMPORTANT for your dinner menu and your commemorative lanyard. Tickets for the event are US$30, which includes admission to the auction and awards dinner, your meal and refreshments.

If anyone is wanting to place any items in the auction for sale, the organizers are trying something new this year. Even if you cannot attend the celebration, but want to put something in the auction, you can send the items directly to the Supermuseum, in care of David Olsen, and he will place them in the auction with any reserve price you would like. The more items at the auction, the more fun everyone will have. Typically there are about 120 items in the auction and this year they are hoping to raise that number to about 160, making the auction longer and more exciting for all the attendees.

During the celebration this year, there will be something very new in the City of Metropolis. Sponsored by the Supermuseum, a new clubhouse is going to be set up for all of the Superman enthusiasts coming to town. This year is going to be the ACTUAL SET OF THE DAILY PLANET FROM "THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN". Yes, the real desks, typewriters, nameplates, etc. And... it is going to be a functional Daily Planet. This means that guests can be part of the action.

This year the Supermuseum is going to sponsor, in the Daily Planet, two Superman game shows... "Who Wants to Be A Superman" and "The Weakest Kryptonite Link". Contestants will battle wits with other contestants dealing with all questions having to do with Superman and all of the DC characters. Contestants will win prizes and be announced as the Supergeniuses that they are at the Awards and Auction Dinner to all of the guests of Metropolis.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time and services with any given projects while in Metropolis this year MUST e-mail David Olsen and let him know.



Metropolis Illinois 2002 Superman Celebration Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 24th Annual Superman Celebration held in Metropolis Illinois:

June 6-9

Tentative Schedule

THURSDAY

  • All Day Food and Craft Vendors - Market Street
  • Noon Joe "Thumper" Murphy- DJ entertainment- Main Stage
  • 1 - 5 Children's Activities - location- Faith Tabernacle 8th &Broadway
  • 4pm Window Painting Competition - Register at Smallville Tent
  • 5pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Superman Statue
  • 5pm Carnival Opens - 7th & Pearl St6pm-12am
  • 5pm Scavenger Hunt - Smallville Tent 6th & Ferry
  • 5:15pm Superman Drama - Main Stage- Superman Square
  • 5:30pm Awards Ceremony - Main Stage - Superman Square
  • 5:30 Kids Karoke - Smallville Tent 6th & Ferry (Just for fun)
  • 6pm Super Road Race - Fort Massac - hosted by Massac Track Team
  • 7pm Steel Bending - John Brookfield - Man of Steel Tent
  • 7pm Film Festival - Merv Griffen Theater - Superman in Animation and Parodys
  • 7pm The Galloways - Gospel Music - Main Stage - Superman Square - Sponsored by Community National Bank
  • 8:30pm The Nelons - Gospel Music - Main Stage - Superman Square Sponsored by Community National Bank

    FRIDAY

  • All Day Food and Craft Vendors - Market Street
  • 10am 3 on 3 Youth Basket Ball Tournament - Franklin Park/Swimming Pool
  • 11am "Who Wants to be Superman" game show in the Community Center
  • 12noon "The Weakest Kryptonite Link" game show in the Community Center
  • 12noon Bike Stunt Show - 7th & Market St
  • 12noon Joe "Thumper" Murphy- DJ entertainment - Main Stage
  • 12:30 SuperSilly Games - Smallville Tent - Hosted by MCHS Patriot Cheerleaders
  • 1 - 5 Children's Activities - sponsored by Faith Tabernacle
  • 1pm "Superman Jeopardy" game show in Community Center
  • 1:30 Bike Stunt Show - 7th & Market St
  • 1:30 Video Tournament under 12 - sign up - Happy Hearts - 7th & Market
  • 2pm Video Tournament under 12 - sponsored by Babbages
  • 2pm Kids Super Hero Costume Contest - Smallville Tent - 6th & Ferry St
  • 2pm "Who Wants to be Superman?" game show - Community Center
  • 3pm Shooting Stars Twirling and PomPom Performance
  • 3pm "Superman Jeopardy" game show - Community Center
  • 3:30 Bike Stunt Show - 7th & Market St
  • 4pm Kal Kotter Magic Show - Smallville Tent
  • 5pm Awards for Window Painting Contest - Smallville Tent
  • 5pm Carnival Opens - 7th & Pearl St
  • 5:30 Talent Contest - Smallville Tent
  • 6pm All Star Wrestling - 8th & Market St.
  • 6pm-12am Film Festival - John Field Presents - Name that Movie!
  • 6:30 The Cruisers - Classic Rock Music - Main Stage - Superman Square - Sponsored by City National Bank
  • 8:30 Fletcher - Country Music Artists from Nashville, TN - Sponsored by City National Bank

    SATURDAY

  • All Day Food and Craft Vendors - Market Street
  • All Day Joe "Thumper" Murphy- DJ entertainment - Main Stage
  • 8am Paintball Tournament - Captains Meeting - Metropolis Sports Park - North Metropolis St.
  • 8am Super Trek Bike Ride - Fort Massac - Sponsored by Kiwanis
  • 8am Tennis Tournament - Lincoln Park
  • 10am Washer Pitch registration - 6th & Ferry St - in the grass
  • 10am Celebrity Appearance at the Banks in Metropolis (Adam West - City National Bank, Julie Newmar - Banterra Bank, Noel Neill - Community National Bank)
  • 11am "Who Wants To Be Superman" game show - Community Center
  • 11am Washer Pitch tournament begins - 6th & Ferry St
  • 11am Garden Lunch - Sponsored by the Metropolis Garden Club
  • 11am Lois and Clark Pool Tournament - Trails Inn - 1510 W 10th St
  • 11am Karate Exhibition - Smallville Tent- sponsored by Metropolis Parks & Recreations
  • 11am Weigh-in for "Man Of Steel" weightlifting contest- Man Of Steel Tent
  • 11am Anthony Clark - Strong Man Exhibition - Man Of Steel Tent
  • 11:30 MCHS Patriot Cheerleaders & Drill Team Exhibition - Smallville Tent
  • 1:30 Celebrity Q & A - Main Stage: Adam West - "Batman" & Julie Newmar - "Catwoman", Noel Neill - "Lois Lane"
  • 12 noon Shooting Stars Twirling & Pom Pom performance - Smallville Tent
  • 12 noon Carnival Opens - 7th & Pearl St
  • 12 noon "The Weakest Kryptonite Link" - Community Center
  • 12:30 Pedal Tractor Pull - sign up - Smallville Tent
  • 12:30 Video Game Contest sign up - over age 12 - Happy Hearts - Hosted by Babbage Video Store
  • 1pm "Superman Jeopardy" - gameshow - Community Center
  • 1pm Video Game Contest - over age 12 - Happy Hearts - Hosted by Babbage Video Store
  • 1pm "Man of Steel" weightlifting contest, Man Of Steel Tent
  • 1pm Cow Ring Toss & Pedal Tractor Pull - hosted by Farm Bureau
  • 1pm Color A Cape - Court House Lawn - Sponsored by the Metropolis Planet
  • 2pm "The Weakest Kryptonite Link" - game show - Community Center
  • 2pm Celebrity Autograph Session - Metropolis Chamber 607 Market St
  • 2pm Kal Kotter Magic Show - Smallville Tent
  • 3pm "Superman Jeopardy" - game show - Community Center
  • 3pm Super Dog Show - Smallville Tent - sponsored by Massac County Youth Fair
  • 4pm Beautiful Baby Contest - Smallville Tent - Sponsored by Zeta Zeta Zeta Sorority
  • 5pm Auction Preview - Players Theater
  • 5pm Weigh -in for Arm Wrestling - Man of Steel Tent
  • 6pm Arm Wrestling - Man of Steel Tent
  • 6pm Cruisers Night- sponsored by Ohio Valley Chapter of the AACA
  • 6pm Little Mr. Superboy/Miss Supergirl contest - Smallville Tent - Sponsored by Zeta Zeta Zeta Sorority
  • 7pm Paducah Jazz Ensemble - Main Stage - Sponsored by Banterra Bank
  • 8pm Super Auction - Players Theater - Hosted by Super Museum

    SUNDAY

  • 11am "Who Wants To Be Superman" game show - Community Center
  • 12noon "The Weakest Kryptonite Link" - game show - Community Center
  • 1pm "Who Wants to Be Superman" game show - Community Center
  • 2pm "The Weakest Kryptonite Link" game show -Community Center
  • 3pm "Who Wants to Be Superman" game show - Community Center

    The Community Center is located on Superman Square. The game shows are participation events.

    All times and events are subject to change.



    Superman Festival Information:

    For hotel information and general town/celebration details contact Jim Hambrick at supermuseum@hcis.net or the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at metrochamber@hcis.net or on (800) 949-5740.

    For celebration auction information, contact David Olsen at davidgolsen@cs.com.

    For film showing information, contact John Field at vidrare@earthlink.net.