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Klingons Will Invade Rockford to Collect Cereal
Throughout the weekend of May 14th and 15th Klingons from the Klingon Armada International Ship IKV Talons of Honor will be holding a cereal drive at The FC3 Comic Convention in Rockford, Illinois.
According to the Klingon Armada International website, the club is "a multi-faceted group of fans who have taken our love of Star Trek and turned into a high profile, fun-loving club. We are unified by an affinity for the Klingons, and adopt Klingon personas and appearance. We participate in the traditional Star Trek activities such as conventions and movie premiers; we get together for meetings and social activities, and we take an active interest in the community and charity service, usually in full Klingon battle gear." The IKV Talons of Honor is the local chapter of the club (or "ship" as they are called).
The FC3 Comic Convention is described as "a Comic/Art Convention featuring awesome artists, great vendors, and tons of fun for the whole family at an affordable price." There will be all sorts of guests in attendance and various Klingons will be on hand throughout the event. Bringing a box of cereal to donate will earn $2 dollars off at the door for a single day admission (regularly $10) or $3 off a weekend pass for a double food donation (weekend passes are $15 regularly making it $12 if they donate two or more boxes of cereal or the equivalent of on the first day).
The Rock River Valley Pantry provides food to those in urgent need. As a community based pantry they provide 3-4 days of healthy, nutritious food to men, women, and children every month. In October 2013 7,895 clients used the pantry. 40% were children and 7% were over the age of 65. They rely on food drives, fundraisers, state issued commodities, and grants to meet the need of those going hungry. During their last fiscal year they had more than 74,000 user visits and distributed 1,080,000 pounds of food. Every dollar and every can donated makes a difference to someone going hungry!
For more information on Klingon Armada International, please visit their website (klingonarmadainternational.com)
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