Local heroes to be recognized for courageous acts of service

The American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri will be honoring individuals who responded heroically to someone in critical need.

The 2017 Heroes Dinner will spotlight those brave men and women who have been chosen to receive an award.

The Red Cross recognizes individuals in the following categories: Healthcare Professional, Law Enforcement, Military, Blood Services, Good Samaritan Adult, Good Samaritan Youth, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Assistance and Community Impact.

Event chair Kristen Dreher appeared on KRCG 13 Live at Sunrise to talk about the importance of recognizing local heroes.

The 'Heroes Dinner' will be at the Capital Plaza Hotel at 6:15 p.m.

As of Wednesday morning, there were a few tickets still available. For more information, you can contact organizers at (573) 635-1132.

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