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Free 28th Annual Child Fair March 24

Sauk Valley Community College will host the 28th annual Child Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at SVCC. The Child Fair is free to the public.

SVCC will again bring back the Emerald City Theater Group to perform “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" at noon in the SVCC gym. Audience members will see just how much Cat really needs all because of one cupcake! The production is based off of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond’s (authors of "If You give a Mouse a Cookie") newest story.

The fair will also feature over 40 exhibitors who will have hands-on activities, games or giveaways for participants. Children and families can visit the petting zoo, Lego car race tracks, bouncy houses and the emergency vehicles display to explore. There will also be many science experiments for participants to get involved with presented by SVCC and the University of Illinois Extension 4-H Program. All the activities will be open from 9 a.m. until noon.

Each year, Child Fair attracts more than 2,000 participants. The event helps improves child health status and family well-being through increased community awareness.

 An adult must accompany all children. For more information on the Child Fair, call 815-835-6212.