AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is inviting area families to attend her upcoming Kids Expo and Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. at 2 p.m. at Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center’s center, north, and south parking lots, located at 828 Montgomery Road in Aurora.
“I’m excited to be teaming up with so many fantastic local organizations to help our children learn more about the world around them,” Kifowit said. “Children of all ages will have the opportunity to see up close how fire trucks, police cars, and other vehicles work and have the chance to meet the men and women who use these vehicles to protect and serve our community.”
Kifowit’s Kids Expo and Touch-a-Truck event will include a modern fire engine, tow truck, ambulance, mail truck, Aurora Library Bookmobile, construction truck, a PACE bus, a 1964 antique fire truck, an Aurora Police Command Center vehicle, and other police vehicles. A medivac helicopter landing will take place at 10:15 a.m. and subsequent lift off at 11:30 a.m.
Kifowit’s expo will also include a free car seat safety check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brookfield Zoo animals from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and Fox Valley therapy dogs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Illinois State Police will demonstrate their rollover simulator. Face painting, art, engineering activities for kids will be held and the University of Illinois Extension SNAP Education Program will lead a discussion on nutrition. The Aurora Library will have an interactive 3-D printing activity and Aurora Township Youth Services will be on hand to provide information on the programs they offer. The Illinois State Treasurer’s office will be providing information on how to start a Bright Start College Savings Account. Food and beverages from Gobble Dog food truck and coffee and smoothies from Java Plus will be available for purchase.
“My goal for this expo is for it to be both fun and educational for children and parents,” Kifowit said. “I hope everyone can stop by and see all the fun and interactive activities and attractions.”
Visit Rep Kifowit’s website
200-1S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
1677 Montgomery Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
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