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Kankakee Fall Fest Celebrates Safe Communities

Public safety demonstrations, information booths, and family-centered activities at community-wide safety fair

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Kankakee, IL
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

The City of Kankakee will hold an outdoor community-wide fall fest and safety fair on Saturday, October 3, 2009, in front of the historic Depot and across the street from the Farmer's Market. The event is in partnership with the Kankakee Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events , the 21st Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, and the Kankakee Resident Advisory Council. City officials and state legislators will participate.

Public safety demonstrations will involve the Kankakee City Police GREAT & DARE Race cars,  Illinois State Police P.R.I.S.M. and  rollover simulation, Kankakee Fire Department Interactive Fire Safety House and Puppet Show, Riverside Medical Center Ambulance tours, Kankakee County Sherriff’s Department child fingerprinting, State Farm 911 call demonstration, ESDA, and Catholic Charities, which will provide vital information for  senior safety. The demonstrations and information booths will promote awareness of personal and public safety.


There will be interactive games and activities for all ages to educate and entertain. In addition to a coloring contest and other children's activities with a crime prevention/safety theme, youth entertainers will provide performances and events emphasizing safe and drug- and alochol-free behavior and messages about how to avoid delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

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