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Honor Heroes At Family FunFest

A gala Family FunFest will be held in Holden to honor all law enforcement officers, First Responders, Fire Departments, military personnel and veterans.

All of the heroes above from Johnson, Cass and Jackson County areas will be honored on Saturday, October 3, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Forward Community Church.

An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. to honor law enforcement, and those who have served or are currently serving in our area.

“They are our best and most important protection against un-American ideals,” say organizers.

“We will also be taking donations for a local fallen officer’s family, as well as donations for Restoration House, a recovery home in Harrisonville that serves women and children who are victims of human trafficking.”

The family-friendly Fair event will feature a live DJ – “Tucker Family Entertainment,” a Classic Car Cruise/Show (with prizes), food vendor trucks, small business booths with merchandise available for purchase, patriotic music, kids’ games, country dancing, a bounce house, live/silent auctions with awesome prizes, and all day fun and fellowship!

There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be $2 each, or three for $5. At the end of day, organizers will draw someone’s name. That lucky winner gets half of the cash, and the other half goes to the two charity recipients – the family of a fallen officer and Restoration House.

Forward Community Church is located just north of Holden, at 298 MO Highway 131 in Holden.

If you would like more information, to donate time or cash to cover the cost of event, or to share your creative ideas, please call Holly at 816-365-4354, or email her at

Also, contact Holly to RSVP/register for the Car Show or business booths. “We are looking for volunteers to help with our special event,” say organizers. “Please call 816-365-4354 to offer help – in donations, your ideas, or sweat equity! Thanks for joining us in a great cause and making a difference!”

Those attending are asked to please bring pre-packaged snacks, bottled water, and sports drinks to donate to our officers as a safe alternative when they are on duty. No alcohol or tobacco products, please.

The FunFest will be a family Fair event, and is being held outside so people can socially distance.

Organizers will provide hand sanitizer.

Food vendors who are coming so far include Granny’s KettleKorn & Rinds, Chunky Butters, 2nd Street Bistro, and many others.

Delicious fare that will be served includes pizza and burgers, kettle korn, shaved ice, and other goodies.

Organizers are asking area veterans, military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters and First Responders to contact Holly and RSVP so they can have an accurate head count for the awards ceremony.

Missouri Voice of the Patriots is hosting the spectacular, action-packed event.

Additional sponsors are Forward Community Church, Harrisonville Farm & Home, Yoss Bros. Grocery, Rachel Travis, Health Coach Services, O’Fallon, and Holly Schmitz, with Mike Watterson Insurance.

All are welcome! Come, support our heroes and save our children!

You won’t want to miss this special Family FunFest to honor our heroes and enjoy fun and fellowship with the community!

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