COMMUNITY CON 2018 – Every Day Heroes

A new event this year is our comic con!!!  Our convention will be held on Saturday April 7,, 2018 from 12-6 PM at the Russell County Government Center in Lebanon, VA. Join us as we celebrate our community heroes – law enforcement & emergency responders – and the world of comic books, anime, science fiction and pop culture!!! A vendor form is attached below if you would like to set up a space to sell items or have an informational booth for your non-profit.  We plan to have panels, vendors, gaming, food & lots of fun.  We are also honoring our Russell County law enforcement and emergency responders at this event.  For more information, please contact Rhyli Drake at 276-889-8206 or Cosplay is encouraged!!!

 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Over the past three years, this event has raised over $34,000 for domestic violence & sexual assault services in Tazewell County & Russell County.  The Fourth Annual event in Tazewell will be held on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 P.M. at the THS Track.  In Lebanon, the Second Annual Walk will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 P.M. at the Park beside the Lebanon Police Department. This event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness. While wearing women's shoes as they walk their mile, family & friends will cheer them on and support their efforts!!!

Each man is asked to raise $100 to support our work to eliminate sexual & domestic violence. Our goal for 2018 is 100 men and $10,000!!! If you would like to raise more than $100, please do so. Have some fun with it…some guys choose to raise the funds by promising to wear a tutu, or a dress, or a wig.  It’s all in good fun…the purpose is to raise awareness of these issues and our services!!! If you do decide to dress up, please refrain from any vulgar or provocative behavior during the Walk.  This is a family-friendly event, and we want everyone to feel welcome and respected.

 You want me to wear High Heels???

The signature logo for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is red high heels.  Ideally, each man who participates would wear these shoes while walking during the event.  However, we know that some guys have health issues/concerns and are physically unable to wear the shoes.  Others may not feel comfortable in the heels, but really want to participate.  The heels are OPTIONAL.  They certainly make the event fun to watch, but we want you to have a good time and to be healthy the next day! Wear them for a lap and then switch to your comfy shoes.  Get your friends together and dress like Super Heroes or wear your favorite sports team gear. Our goal is to have you to Walk, showing your commitment to eliminating violence and to creating happy, healthy and safe relationships!

If you would like to participate, please contact our office at 276-988-5583 or



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