Sauk Valley Community College

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Annual Child Fair Coming Up Satuday, March 26!

March 2011
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SVCC to Host Annual Child Fair on March 26

Sauk Valley Community College will host the annual Child Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 26, at SVCC. There is no charge to attend.

 One of this year’s highlights will be the Children's Theatre production of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus at 12 p.m. in the SVCC Gymnasium.  The story begins with a bus driver who takes a break from his route, and very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place -a pigeon! But, this is no ordinary pigeon. You won’t believe what happens. This production is based on cartoonist Mo Willems’ hilarious award-winning picture book of the same name.

Other events and activities will include:

  • Book Bee, 8:30 a.m., Room 2K2. Children will have the opportunity to read books, answer questions, and win prizes. A recommended reading list is available at local schools. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call Anita Elgin at the Sterling Public Library at 815/625-1370.
  • IL CHIP Program, 9 a.m. to noon, Cafeteria. This program will take a photo, DNA sample, fingerprints, and record a short interview of the child. All data is recorded on a CD for the parent at no charge. IL CHIP keeps only parental permission forms on file. The CD stays with the parent. For more information, go to
  • Petting Zoo, West Mall. Children and parents can enjoy a variety of loveable, animals in all shapes and sizes.
  • Emergency Vehicles Display, Outdoors. A variety of emergency vehicles used by local and area agencies will be on display for children and parents to explore.

 In addition, join area vendors for fun and hands-on projects for parents and children, have fun with the incredible bounce houses and much more.

 Each year, Child Fair attracts more than 2,000 participants. Geared toward children up to age 10, Child Fair helps improves child health status and family well-being through increased community awareness.

 An adult must accompany all children. For more information, call 815/288-5511, extensions 212 or 313.