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2nd annual Heroes for Kids Comic Con to be held in Perryville

Proceeds from the Heroes for Kids Comic Con will benefit the Missouri National Veterans...
Proceeds from the Heroes for Kids Comic Con will benefit the Missouri National Veterans Memorial and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.(KFVS)
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 2:12 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 5:27 PM CDT
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PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - If you’re into anime, comics or dressing up as a character, this event is for you.

The 2nd annual Heroes for Kids Comic Con is coming up at the Perry Park Center on Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Heroes for Kids Co-Founder Jessica Johnson said this is a very important event that positively impacts the community.

It even allows them to teach people about what the Heroes for Kids organization is about.

“It brings people to Perryville, it lets us help our first responders, our military, our law enforcement and help kids,” Jessica Johnson said. “It lets us bring in the community relations aspect and have fun doing it.”

Heroes for Kids Co-Founder Lonnie Johnson said they have about 80 vendors and hope a lot of people show up, especially after having to cancel last year’s event due to COVID-19.

“Us being able to get out, the communities that are opening up and are able to get out and do this, and be able to help the communities and the people here in Perryville and just around the country, it’s just great,” Lonnie Johnson said.

Proceeds will benefit the Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“We can’t thank them enough for all they do for us,” Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial Executive Director Nancy Guth said. “It’s a great cause and it’s a great event. We look forward to Saturday.

The Comic Con will feature Philo Barnhart, a second-generation Disney animator; John Anderson, from Guardians of the Galaxy 2; Charles D. Moisant, from Silver Phoenix Entertainment; Matthew Atchley, celebrity artist/actor; and Richard Knaak, author of Dragonlance.

They will have photos, silent auctions, costume parade and contest and more.

Local heroes from the Perryville Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Perryville Fire Department, EMS and military personnel will be there as well.

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