Monday, July 16, 2012


All Cowboys and Cowgirls
Come Lasso Some Fun at the
August 2nd — 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Child Abuse Prevention Council will be sponsoring the seventh annual “Safe and Healthy” Kids Fair. The event will take place on Thursday, August 2, 2012 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 theme this year will be a Western Rodeo and 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 safety, literacy, quality child 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 Schools, Harmony Community Schools 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 prizes will be given away being donated by the various vendors. Backpacks will be given away to children via a drawing this year as supplies last- children must be in attendance to receive a backpack!

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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