Children’s Health and Safety Expo Sept. 28 at Aviators’ Stadium

Staff Report

LOVES PARK, Ill. — State reps. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, and John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, along with State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, are teaming up to host a free Children’s Safety Expo Sept. 28 to provide children and parents in the area with valuable health and safety information.

The expo will be at Aviators’ Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, Ill., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.

The event will showcase a fly-in by a Lifeline medical helicopter, dozens of cool safety vehicles, K-9 safety demonstrations, nutrition information, a jumpy house, Internet safety exhibits, and valuable bicycle safety information. Plus, the first 100 kids will get a free baseball.

The All Star’s Children’s Health & Safety Expo will give parents and children a special opportunity to take a hands-on approach to learning while empowering them to make smart and healthy decisions,” said Sosnowski. “It will also provide residents of the Rock River Valley valuable access to government agencies and local businesses, all in one convenient location.”

Cabello added: “Keeping our children informed and safe is a big priority. We look forward to seeing many Rockford families learning and enjoying each other’s company at the event.”

Syverson said: “This will be a fun event for the whole family while also providing important safety information and procedures through the generous contributions and representation of many businesses and agencies.”

Contributing participants include Aviators’ Stadium, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Charities, Child & Family Connections, Children’s Home & Aid Society, City of Loves Park, City of Rockford Head Start, Cultural Care AuPair, Discovery Center Museum, Easter Seals, Elite Rehabilitation Institute, Enbridge Energy, Giovanni’s, Haas Towing, Illinois Life Span, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Juice Plus, Kids in Danger, Kumon of Machesney Park, Meridian, Midwest Stitch, N.A.M.I. of Northern Illinois, Northern Illinois Diabetes Coalition, North Suburban Library, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Comptroller, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois Treasurer, OSF Medical Helicopter, OSF St. Anthony, Rock River Disposal Services, Rockford Mass Transit District, Rockford Pool & Spas, Rockford Township Highway Department, Samco, Sylvan Learning Center, The Healing Circle, United Way of Rock River Valley, Western & Southern Life Insurance, Winnebago/Boone County Farm Bureau, Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office, YMCA of Rock River Valley, YWCA Child Care Solutions, Local Fire, Police, Sheriff & EMS, and Lifeline Medical.

Cool vehicles in attendance will include emergency ambulances, Humvees, dump trucks, tractors, tow trucks, garbage trucks, weapon carriers, World War II Jeeps, and many more.

Call Rep. Sosnowski’s office at (815) 547-3436 or visit his website at for more details.

Posted Sept. 25, 2013

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