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Hutchinson Might Host Longer “Smallville” Festival

Associated Press - January 8, 2014 10:03 am

Hutchinson is considering a stronger push to promote its claim of being the hometown of Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent.

The City Council was asked Tuesday to proclaim Hutchinson as Smallville for a four-day festival this year. Last year, Hutchinson renamed itself Smallville for one day.

Organizer Christopher Wietrick asked the council Tuesday to support the larger festival. It would coincide with a planned Smallville Comic-Con on June 21-22 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

Mayor Bob Bush said he didn’t think anyone would object to proclaiming Hutchinson Smallville for June 19-22.

Superman’s hometown has often been depicted as being somewhere in Kansas, although no specific city was ever named. Some Superman fans claim he was born in different states.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News