Free Children’s Safety Expo on June 8

Don’t miss the Traveling World of Reptiles Show, Touch-a-Truck exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations and more at this year’s FREE Children’s Health & Safety Expo hosted by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at: Pleasantdale Middle School, 7450 South Wolf Road in Burr Ridge IL.

“This is always a very well-attended event, and families come back every year not just for the information that is available for parents, but for the fun, hands-on activities for children,” said Rep. Durkin. “The Traveling Reptile Show and the Touch-a-Truck exhibit are especially popular.”

In addition to free admission, there will also be free giveaways and demonstrations at this year’s expo by the Darien Police K-9 Unit, Traveling World of Reptiles Show, DLD Dance Center, Goldfish Swim School and Brookfield Zoo Show & Tell. Several “Touch-a-Trucks” will be at the Safety Expo, and kids are invited to see, touch and get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle. Local professionals will be available to answer questions about the equipment and the work they do. 

“This is a great event for families to come out, have fun and be safe,” said Sen. Curran. “I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Expo participants include Action Towing, AMITA Health, Brookfield Zoo, Burr Ridge Park District, Burr Ridge Police Department, Cadence Academy Preschool, Chiro One, Cierra’s School of Dance, Club Z Home Tutoring, Commonwealth Edison, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Darien Police Department, Darien Police K-9, DLD Dance Center, Downers Grove Highway Department, Edwards Jones, First Student, Indian Prairie Public Library, Juice Plus, Lemont Police Department, Lyons Township, Meridian Health, Pleasantdale Park District, Pleasantdale Fire Protection District, PACE, Sparkles Entertainment, True Balance Karate, YMCA Metropolitan Chicago, Attorney General, Secretary of State/Police, State Police, IDOT, DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk, Health Department, Highway Department, Homeland Security, Regional Office of Education, Sheriff, State’s Attorney, and the Villages/Cities of Darien, LaGrange, Western Springs and Willowbrook.

For more information, contact Leader Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028 or Senator Curran’s office at (630) 796-2623.