Rep. Welter to Host Children’s Health & Safety Expo

MORRIS– State Representative David A. Welter, R-Morris, invites local families to attend a free Children’s Health & Safety Expo from 9:00am – Noon on Saturday, August 18 at Saratoga Elementary School, located at 4040 N. Division Street.

The event features over 30 state and local agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses covering a wide range of educational, health and child care, recreational and community services for families and children. Special attractions include the Traveling World of Reptiles Show and the popular Touch-A-Truck exhibit featuring over 20 trucks and a medical helicopter located in the parking lot.

Admission to the event is FREE with complimentary refreshments and a drawing for giveaways. Information will be available on topics such as bicycle safety, after-school programs, nutrition, eye care, the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program and more.  Complimentary basic Back to School haircuts for kids provided by Annika Gretencord, Stephanie Young, and Sara Olson will also be offered.

“As parents, my wife and I value the many outstanding individuals and organizations in our community who offer programs and services that help kids to grow, learn, and explore many interests,” said Representative Welter. “Our Children’s Health & Safety Expo showcases the tremendous local resources and activities available to kids right here in our own backyard. I encourage every local family to stop by and check out all that our community has to offer.”

Demonstrations at the event include Chang Lee’s Taekwon Martial Arts at 9:00 a.m., Donna Mueller’s School of Dance at 9:30 a.m., the Traveling World of Reptiles Show at 10:00 a.m. and Forte Arts Center demonstration at 11:30 a.m. A drawing for giveaways will take place at Noon.

The full list of participants at Representative Welter’s Children’s Health & Safety Expo includes:

Air Methods
Behavioral Alliance of Grundy County
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Chang Lee’s Taekwon Martial Arts
Channahon Police Department
Commonwealth Edison
Cub Scout Pack 476
Donna Mueller’s School of Dance
Epilepsy Foundation
Family Eye Care Coal City
Forte Arts Center
Girl Scouts
Grundy County Emergency Management Agency
Grundy County Farm Bureau
Grundy County Health Department
Grundy County Highway Department
Grundy County Sheriff
Grundy County Transit
Illinois Department of Transportation
Illinois Secretary of State Police
Illinois State Police
Juice Plus
Lutheran Child & Family Services
Minooka Police Department
Minooka Transportation
Morris Community YMCA
Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District
Morris Hospital Emergency Room
Morris Police Department
Morris Public Library
Mutual of Omaha
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
Office of the Illinois Treasurer
Precision Tree Service
Reclaim 13
Seneca Fire Protection & Ambulance District
Seneca Police Department
The Arc of Illinois
Village of Minooka Public Works


Medical Helicopter
Utility Truck
Police Squads
Snow Plows
Mobile Command Post
Tandem Axle Dump Truck
Front End Loader
Transportation Bus
Police SUV
Antique Police Squad
6-Wheel Dump Truck
Tractor w/ Grain Cart
Crane Truck
Mini Excavator
Dump Trucks
Police UTV

For questions or more information, please call Representative Welter’s office at (815) 416-1475 or visit his website at

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