Hundreds Turn Out for Successful Health & Safety Fair in Downers Grove

Hundreds of area children and families attended a free Health & Safety Expo that was held on Saturday, June 3 at Lakeview Junior High School in Downers Grove. The event was sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove). Highlights of the three-hour event included the arrival and departure of the LIFESTAR Chicago medical helicopter and a hands-on Traveling World of Reptiles Show.
Children also had an opportunity to see, touch and get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle at a “Touch a Truck” display of more than 20 fire, police and rescue vehicles and a variety of front and back loading machines.

Booths inside the school gymnasium were staffed with experts from several area agencies that provided information about important topics such as cyber bullying, nutrition, bicycle safety and college saving programs.

Expo participants included Action Towing, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City of Darien, College Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, DLD Dance, Darien/Woodridge Fire Protection District, doTerra, Downers Grove Township Highway Department, DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk, DuPage County Health Department, DuPage County Highway Department, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security, DuPage County Regional Office of Education, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Edward Jones, FACES 54, Hruska Insurancecenter, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Illinois Comptroller’s Office, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Life Span, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Treasurer’s Office, Juice Plus, LIFESTAR Chicago, PACE, Reclaim 13, Sparkles Entertainment, Tri-State Fire Protection District, True Balance Karate, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of LaGrange, Village of Lemont, Village of Western Springs, Village of Willowbrook, and Village of Woodridge.

No comments :