The Madison County Child Advocacy Center is holding its third annual Kids Health, Safety, and Activity Fair at Alton Square Mall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
The fair is presented by Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River and the Madison County Mental Health Board. There will be bike helmet giveaways, prizes, games and entertainment for the whole family.
“The Child Advocacy Center is excited to hold this event in its third year,” said Carrie Cohan, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center. “We hope that the resources provided the day of the event raise awareness of the Child Advocacy Center, our community partners, and ensure a fun day for area children and families.”
The 2013 Kids Health, Safety, and Activity fair hosted more than 2,500 attendees, and event planners for this year are looking toward the 2014 event to have just as much of an impact. Attractions will include 300 free bike helmets, Home Depot crafts, Alton Fire Department smokehouse, FBI fingerprinting and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (618) 296-5390 or visit www.madco-cac.org.
The Madison County Child Advocacy Center opened in 2003. It provides professional intervention and supportive services to fight child abuse. Most importantly, it provides a safe haven for children to talk about the physical or sexual abuse they may have experienced and to help in limiting the number of times a child has to be interviewed. To learn more about the Madison County Child Advocacy Center, check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/madcocac, visit the website, www.madco-cac-org, or call (618) 296-5390.