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[PHOTOS] Superheroes a Big Hit at 2019 Florida Puerto Rican Parade Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Wonder Woman and Deadpool superhero characters stole the show at the 3rd annual Florida Puerto Rican Parade Saturday morning. Thousands of parade-goers watched the parade from the sidewalks along Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando, and with the still-fresh excitement from Friday’s release of “Avengers: Endgame”, dozens joined the fray to get personal photos and selfies with the heroes, who walked the parade as part of Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales‘s group.

 

Wonder Woman and Deadpool joined Supervisor Daisy Morales (center) for Saturday's 3rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Wonder Woman and Deadpool joined Supervisor Daisy Morales (center) for Saturday’s 3rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Wonder Woman showed solidarity by donning the Puerto Rican flag as a cape instead of her usual red one.

Beauty queen and model Yary Quezada (2nd left) join the action with Supervisor Daisy Morales and the heroes. Photo: Supervisor Daisy Morales (Facebook).

Beauty queen and model Yary Quezada (2nd left) join the action with Supervisor Daisy Morales and the heroes. Photo: Supervisor Daisy Morales (Facebook).

Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

The heroes were a hit with the news crews as well. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

The heroes were a hit with the news crews as well. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Supervisor Daisy Morales, who is also a member of the Orange County Disability Board, made sure special needs constituents got photos with the heroes as well. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Supervisor Daisy Morales, who is also a member of the Orange County Disability Board, made sure special needs constituents got photos with the heroes as well. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

 

The 3rd annual Puerto Rican Parade & Festival included not only the parade, but live music as well as a gala, and festival stations offering health care screenings.

 

Supervisor Morales’ Mission: Environmental Justice

This parade is not the first occasion in which the heroes have joined Supervisor Morales. Both joined her at Split Oak Forest for Gopher Tortoise Day April 10th and for the Winter Park Earth Day in the Park April 13th. Wonder Woman joined her in February during the MLK parades in Downtown Orlando, Eatonville, Apopka and Ocoee.

“I’m on a mission of environmental justice for the people of Orange County,” Supervisor Morales said Saturday. “Underserved communities and communities of color have typically faced the worst environmental challenges, and I’ve brought the heroes onboard to help me raise awareness of these challenges and continue to take action on behalf of these communities.”

(l-r) Deadpool, Supervisor Morales and Wonder Woman huddle together to discuss their next mission: recruiting Aquaman. Photo: Alberto Hernandez.

(l-r) Deadpool, Supervisor Morales and Wonder Woman huddle together to discuss their next mission: recruiting Aquaman. Photo: Alberto Hernandez.

“We’re planning our next public awareness mission, Morales expressed on Facebook Saturday. “We’ll need Aqua Man.”

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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