BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer
ST. PETERSBURG –Every child has an alter ego that helps them to escape the demands of school, direction from parents, cleaning up their room and that place of loneliness that may come, particularly for an only child.
Saturday, Nov. 4, Jada Lane celebrated her birthday as Supergirl at Dell Holmes Park with 50 of her closest friends and family. She turned five years old just one day after a gallery of costumes, ghost and goblins.
Supergirl’s powers mirror that of her cousin Superman, which stand to reason why Jada’s overpowering smile, charisma and character drew such a guest list to celebrate with her.
“Five years old is a momentous time for a child,” said Kalia Lane, the mother of Jada. “I wanted to celebrate this special day because I always want her to remember how special she is to all of us. She has grown so much and she’s such a beautiful little girl.”
Although Supergirl is a fictional superhero character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, Lane said her little superhero exemplifies much of what Supergirl encompasses: she’s very bright, energetic and creative. Her superpower is her strong mind and her kryptonite would be the lack of love and affection.
“Jada loves the beauty of being a princess but balances girly fun with her Supergirl powers and charm. That’s Jada,” said Lane.
The day started in the early morning hours for Supergirl’s mother, Supermom. She arrived at the rented shelter to set up and decorate in a way befitting a super daughter.
The swirling wind conditions caused the colorful hanging streamers to blow wildly against the concrete pillars. As the hours slowly drifted away, the shelter began to fill with more decorations, drinks, pans of food and a Supergirl birthday cake.