Springfield mayor awards Cobra Commander key to the city

Springfield mayor, left, and Cobra Commander.

Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston, left, and Cobra Commander.

Cobra Commander, leader of the organization known as Cobra, recently visited Springfield to receive the key to the city from Mayor J. Michael Houston.

“Springfielders near and far, I accept your Mayor’s generous gift. And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart; an invitation to join with me,” Cobra Commander said during the press conference. “Join Cobra!”

The Commander’s visit is but a forerunner for more things Cobra coming next month. Prairie Capital Convention Center will host the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention — G.I. JoeCon — April 9-12.

The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 4 and under are free). More information, including weekend registration packages for G.I. JoeCon 2015, can be found here.