State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, invites local families to attend a free Kids’ Safety Expo and Diaper Drive to benefit We Care of Grundy County from 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Morris Elementary School, located at 2001 DuPont Avenue, Morris.
The Kids’ Safety Expo 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 Superior Air medical helicopter landing at 10:00a.m. There will be Child I.D.’s from the Illinois Masonic Family I.D. Program. FREE kids’ haircuts will also be offered just in time for back-to-school.
“The countless organizations in our community that offer programs and services to help kids grow, learn, and explore many interests are incredibly valuable.” said Representative Welter. “Our Kids’ Safety Expo showcases the tremendous resources and activities available to kids right here in our own backyard, not to mention, it will be a ton of fun! I encourage every local family to stop by and check it out.”
Admission to the event is FREE with complimentary refreshments and a drawing for giveaways.
Information will be available on topics such as conservation, internet safety, nutrition, the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program and more. Face Painting will also be offered.
Demonstrations include the Grundy County Sheriff K-9 Unit at 9:30a.m., Brookfield Zoo Ambassador Animals at 10:00a.m., EVOLVE Kids at 10:30a.m., Donna Mueller’s School of Dance at 11:00a.m., Forte Arts Center at 11:30a.m., and the Morris Police K-9 Unit demonstration at Noon. A drawing for giveaways will take place at 12:30p.m.
Guests are encouraged to bring a box of diapers (any size) and/or container of baby wipes for the Diaper Drive. All diapers and baby wipes collected will go to We Care of Grundy County.
The full list of participants at the Outside Kids’ Safety Expo includes:
4-H, Behavioral Perspective, Brookfield Zoo, Channahon Police Department, CN Police, Chestnut Health Systems, City of Morris Public Works, Comcast, Commonwealth Edison, Donna Mueller’s School of Dance, Epilepsy Advocacy Network, EVOLVE Kids, Forte Arts Center, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, Grundy County Emergency Management, Grundy/Kendall County Farm Bureau, Grundy County Health Department, Grundy County Highway Department, Grundy County Sheriff, Grundy County Transit, Illinois Conservation Police, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Masonic Family Identification Program, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Juice Plus, Morris Area Public Library, Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District, Morris Hospital, Morris Police Department, Morris YMCA, NAMI Will Grundy, MyEyeDr., Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois Treasurer, Painting Faces and Spaces, Passo Productions, Step by Step Child Care Center, Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, The Arc of Illinois, Unlocking Abilities, Village of Minooka, We Care Grundy County.
Touch-A-Truck vehicles include the Superior Air medical helicopter, Police squads, Ambulance, Tractor, Utility truck, Transportation truck, Conservation trailer, Police railroad truck, Bus, Snow plow, 2-ton dump truck, Mobile command van, 6-wheeler dump truck, 1-ton dump truck, Firetruck, and Transit bus.