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Greene County Kids Fair October 26

Last updated on Thursday, October 3, 2013

(LINTON) - There will be “Fantastic Fall Family Fun” at this year’s Kids Fair in Linton.

The Greene County Daily World reports, organizers are busy planning and are inviting businesses and organizations to get involved as well as individuals who might enjoy volunteering.

The Kids Health & Safety Fair, an annual event sponsored by the Greene County Alliance, is always well-attended by families from all over the county.

This year's Kids Fair is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2-6 p.m. in the Linton Armory and the event is free to attend.

Cheri Campbell, who's helping to organize the event, says the purpose of the event is to provide interactive family-friendly activities that are also educational and informative.

Campbell said there will be free haircuts for the kids, a bounce house and slide, games and activities at every display or booth, a costume parade with prizes and free food. All attendees, parents and children, get a ticket for one free meal at the fair - hot dogs, chips, a granola bar and water.

Prizes are a main attraction for the children who attend -- and there are a lot of them, including passes for family movie nights, tickets to Holiday World, Shakamak Park, board games, season passes to school athletic events, school spirit gear, and many more.

Booths will offer free health screenings, demonstrations on car seat safety, information on substance abuse and information about services available in Greene County.

Businesses, organizations, social service and government agencies, fire departments and all of the rescue and law enforcement agencies that operate in the county are invited to participate.

Wright Township Fire Department will bring their Smoke House, an AirEvac helicopter will be on the scene along with a number of fire trucks and ambulances.

There are a lot of ways to become involved in the Kids Fair: A business or organization can register to set up a booth; or they might donate a prize or sponsor a prize package; and individuals can volunteer.

The Greene County Alliance (GCA) is a network of agencies in the county that focus on family and youth development. GCA provides a way for social service agencies in Greene County to network and collaborate and they reach out to residents by sponsoring a variety of events including the Kids Fair, Wings of Hope, and the Reality Store.

Members of the Greene County Alliance include: The Department of Child Services, Family Life Center, Greene County Drug and Alcohol, Greene Education Services, Greene County Emergency Management, Greene County Foundation, Greene County Health Department, Greene County Literacy Coalition, Greene County Poison Control, Greene County Purdue Extension Office, Greene County Red Cross, Greene County Sheriff's Department, Greene County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Hamilton Center, Ireland Home-Based Services, IU Health-Bloomington Hospital, Middle Way House, the county schools and numerous other agencies and individuals.

For more information on joining the Greene County Alliance, call Sophie Haywood at 812-659-1300 or Diane Langer at 812-384-1639.

For more information on participating, volunteering or setting up a stand in this year's Kids Fair, contact Cheri Campbell at the Greene County Sheriff's Department by calling 812-384-4422.

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