Family-friendly fun including demonstrations from the Brookfield Zoo Ambassador Animals, “Touch-a-Trucks,” face painting, giveaways and more will be featured at this year’s FREE Children’s Health & Safety Expo hosted by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), and State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at:
Lakeview Junior High School
701 Plainfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL
“This free event is a good way for kids and their parents to come out and have some fun while learning valuable information about topics like bicycle and fire safety,” said Durkin. “I hope families will come out and enjoy the “Touch-a-Truck” exhibit and take the opportunity to meet some of the local law enforcement officers and first responders that keep our communities safe.”
Admission is free. There will also be free giveaways at the event. Demonstrations at this year’s expo include: Brookfield Zoo Ambassador Animals (9:00 AM), DLD Dance Center (9:30 AM), Traveling World of Reptiles Show (10:00 AM), and Success NOW Martial Arts (11:30 AM), Metra Police K-9 (11:45 AM). Additionally, a medical helicopter will land at the school at 10:00 AM.
“Touch-a-Trucks” will be at the Safety Expo as well and kids are invited to see, touch, and get behind the wheel of their favorite squad car, fire truck, snow plow and more. Local professionals will be available to answer questions about the equipment and the work they do.
“We have an excellent roster of organizations that will be in attendance and available to provide useful resources and safety information for families, as well as fun and interactive activities for the kids,” said Curran. “Parents and their kids really look forward to the Children’s Expo, so I’m excited to be a host again this year.”
Expo participants include Action Towing, Brookfield Zoo, the Burr Ridge Police Department, the City of Darien, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Commonwealth Edison, the Darien Safety Village, the Darien/Woodridge Fire Protection District, DLD Dance Center, the Downers Grove Township Highway Department, the DuPage County Health Department, the DuPage County Highway Department, the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security, the DuPage County Regional Office of Education, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Secretary of State Police, the Illinois State Police, the Indian Boundary YMCA, Juice Plus, Kiddie Academy of Darien, the Lemont Police Department, LIFESTAR – Air Methods, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, the Office of the Illinois Treasurer, PACE, Sparkles Entertainment, Success NOW Martial Arts, the ARC of Illinois, the Traveling World of Reptiles, the Tri State Fire Protection District, True Balance Karate, the University of Illinois Extension, the Village of Burr Ridge, the Village of LaGrange, the Village of Willowbrook, the Village of Woodridge, the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Be Smart, Behavioral Perspective, First Student, Grove Masonic Lodge #824, Illinois Conservation Police, Metra Police, Superior Ambulance.
For more information, contact Leader Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028, or Senator Curran’s office at (630) 796-2623.