Thursday, July 21, 2011


August 4th — 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council will be sponsoring the sixth annual “Safe and Healthy” Kids Fair. The event will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Roberts Memorial Building in Keosauqua from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is open to all Van Buren County residents.

The fair will focus on keeping kids, ages 0-18 in the county, safe and healthy. Topics that will be covered include: child abuse prevention, nutrition, mental health, dental, immunizations, lead poisoning, fire and tornado safety, literacy, quality day care and preschools, parenting skills, and many more. Last year 35-40 exhibitors participated in the fair.

All school-aged children K-8 from Van Buren Community School, Harmony Community School and home-schooled children will receive free school supplies from the SIEDA/Post Office school supply drive. Handouts promoting health and safety will be given to each child as well as other community services, such as free eye exams and hearing screens. A raffle will also take place where two bikes will be given away as well as other prizes being donated by the various vendors.

SIEDA and the Van Buren County Post Offices are holding a school supply drive for the kids fair. They will be accepting donations from Friday, July 11, 2011 to Thursday, July 29, 2011. If you would like to donate school supplies to the kids fair you can drop them off at the SIEDA resource center in Keosauqua, Van Buren County Hospital, or your local post office by July 29, 2011. For a list of supplies needed you may contact Donna at 319-293-3722.

BACKPACKS ARE NEEDED!!– if you would like to donate a backpack for the kids fair contact Donna at the number above or drop them off at Community 1st Bank, Libertyville Savings Bank, State Central Bank or Farmers & Traders Bank by July 29th!

This event promotes the many resources we have available to the children of Van Buren County. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please call 319-293-7157.

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