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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square. The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; prayer and short service by Wesley United Methodist Church's Pastor Scott Bailey-Kirk; song by contemporary Christian band Kutless; and a few words from Officer Pearson's father-in-law Tom Dempsey. The rally is the kick-off event to the Playin' and Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at $20 apiece. All proceeds will go to the Pearsons. Call 417-863-9491 or visit the Gillioz's Web site at the link below to buy tickets. For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352.