Kids get chance to win bicycles during weekend fun fair; event to raise awareness for victims rights, child abuse prevention

April 23

JOLIET – Every child who attends Saturday’s child abuse prevention fun fair will have a chance to win one of four bicycles that will be raffled during the annual event.

The 5th Annual Fun Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the cafeteria at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet.  The event is free and open to the public.

Every child who attends will be given a free ticket to enter one of four bicycle raffles.

Two of the bikes – one for boys and one for girls – are for children ages 6 to 9. Two tricycles for younger children also will be raffled. Children who attend can choose which free bicycle raffle they want to enter. 

The bicycles and matching helmets were donated by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, AFSCME Local 1028 and Sumbaum Cycle in Joliet.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Will County Sheriff’s Department and more than two dozen other agencies that participate in the Will County Child Abuse Prevention Coalition are hosting the annual fun fair. The event will give kids a chance to have a good time while providing important information to parents on how to protect their children.

“The annual fun fair caps off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and highlights Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. “While the kids are having fun, participating agencies will have an opportunity to talk with adults about what they can do to keep their children safe and secure.”

The annual fun fair will feature children’s games, crafts and contests. Music by Don Gray, the ABC DJ and free snacks also are on the agenda.

Parents can have child identification cards made. Local agencies also will host booths that have information and tips for adults on raising children safely. These agencies also will host additional raffles and giveaways.   

For more information, call Deb Clark at the Will County Child Abuse Prevention Coalition at (815) 727-6978.