Sen. Rezin, Rep. Welter to host Children’s Health & Safety Expo

State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, and State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, invite local families to attend a free Children’s Health & Safety Expo from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, August 17 at Saratoga Elementary School, located at 4040 N. Division Street.

The event features over 35 state and local agencies, non-profit organizations and local businesses covering a wide range of educational, health and child care, recreational and community services for families and children. Special attractions include the popular Touch-A-Truck exhibit featuring over a dozen trucks located in the parking lot and the LIFESTAR medical helicopter landing at 10:00 a.m. FREE kids’ haircuts will also be offered just in time for back-to-school.

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 activities, nutrition, the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program and more.  Vaccines for Tetanus/Whooping Cough and Meningitis will also be available.

“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.”

“This is such a great event for families to take advantage of,” said Sen. Rezin. “The expo promises to be fun for kids of all ages while also providing parents with important information to keep their children safe. And best of all, it’s free!”

Demonstrations include Donna Mueller’s School of Dance at 9:30 a.m., the Brookfield Show & Tell at 10:00 a.m. and the Illinois State Police K-9 at 11:00 a.m. A drawing for giveaways will take place at Noon.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brookfield Zoo, Channahon Police Department, Chestnut Health Systems, City of Morris, Comcast, Commonwealth Edison, Cub Scout Pack 476, Donna Mueller’s School of Dance, Epilepsy Foundation, Family Eye Care Coal City, Grundy County Emergency Management, Grundy County Health Department, Grundy County Highway Department, Grundy County Sheriff, Grundy County State’s Attorney, Grundy County Transit, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Influence Salon, Juice Plus, LIFESTAR, Lutheran Child & Family Services, Mazon Girl Scout Troop 75466, Morris Area Public Library, Morris Community YMCA, Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District, Morris Hospital, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois Treasurer, OSF Healthcare, Precision Tree Service, Seneca Fire Protection & Ambulance District, Studio 719, The Arc of Illinois, and Village of Minooka Public Works.

Touch-A-Truck vehicles include a Firetruck, Squad Cars, Utility Truck, Ambulance, LIFESTAR medical helicopter, Snow Plow, Bus, Emergency Vehicle Truck, Mobile Command Center, Wood Chipper, Large Dump Truck, Kubota RTV and more!

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