Rep. Wheeler and Rep. Ugaste to host Outside Children’s Safety Expo in Geneva

State Representatives Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) invite local families to attend a free Outside Children’s Safety Expo from 9:30am – 12:30pm on Saturday, October 16 at Chapel Street Church, located at 3534 Keslinger Road in Geneva.

The Outside Children’s Safety Expo features over 40 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 20 trucks located in the parking lot, the LIFESTAR medical helicopter landing at 10:00 am; and FREE Child I.D. cards offered by Geneva Masonic Lodge 139.

Admission to the event is FREE with 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. Face Painting will also be offered.

Demonstrations include the Illinois State Police K-9 at 9:30am, the Traveling World of Reptiles Show at 10:00am, the World Martial Arts Academy at 11:30am. and the DancEncounter School of Dance demonstration at Noon. A drawing for giveaways will take place at 12:30pm.

The full list of participants at the Outside Children’s Safety Expo includes: Caliber Towing & Recovery, CASA Kane County,Chapel Street Church, City of Aurora Community Services, City of Geneva Public Works, CommonWealth Edison, CORE Wellness, DancEncounter School of Dance, First Student, Geneva Masonic Lodge 139, Geneva Park District, Geneva Police Department, Geneva Township Road District, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, Goldfish Swim School, Illinois Conservation Police, Illinois Hygienists’ Association, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois State Police, Juice Plus, Kane County Farm Bureau, Kane County Division of Transportation, Kane County Emergency Management, Kane County Forest Preserve, Kane County Health Department, Kane County Regional Office of Education, Kane County Sheriff, LIFESTAR Chicago, Lubica’s Fun Face Painting, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, NAMI Kane DuPage Kendall, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Office of the Illinois State Treasurer, PACE, St. Charles Township, That’s My DJ Entertainment, The Arc of Illinois, Traveling World of Reptiles, Two Rivers Head Start, University of Illinois Extension, and World Martial Arts Academy USA.

Touch-A-Truck vehicles include the LIFESTAR medical helicopter, Police Squads, Police SWAT, Medical Helicopter, Snow Plow, Tractor, School Bus, Bucket Loader, Conservation Police Trailer, 1 Ton Dump Truck, 3 Ton Dump/Plow Truck, Backhoe, Bucket Truck, Wrecker, Snow Plow w/ Front End Loader, End Loader Snow Plow, Prisoner Transport Vehicle, Command Vehicle, Emergency Management Humvee, Forest Preserve Squad and more.

For questions or more information, please call Representative Wheeler’s office at 630-345-3464 and Representative Ugaste at 630-797-5530.