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Kids climb aboard at health, safety fair in Grayslake

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Matthew Montero, 3, of Round Lake gets a lift Saturday from Deane Walker, fire inspector with the Grayslake Fire Protection District, as he comes off a fire engine at the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake. Candace H. Johnson – For Shaw Media
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Candace H. Johnson Maddux Henning, 1, of Round Lake sits in a Lake County Sheriff’s squad car during the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on May 10. Maddux was at the event with his mother, Nicole.
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Candace H. Johnson Jackson Itkowitz, 5, of Mundelein passes out anti-bullying rubber bracelets during the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on May 10.
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Candace H. Johnson Alyssa Curry with the Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center helps Blake Detota, 2, of Lake Villa play Bozo Buckets during the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at the Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center.
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Candace H. Johnson Eddie Plese, 3, of Lake Villa takes a seat in a Wildwood Service tow truck during the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on May 10.
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Candace H. Johnson Makayla Garrity, 9, of Hainesville calls 911 at the 911 Simulation Center with the help of Wendy Konstant, reserve deputy with the Lake County Sheriff's Office, during the Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Northwestern Grayslake Outpatient Center on May 10.

GRAYSLAKE – Climbing on a fire engine and sitting behind the wheel of a police squad car were highlights for kids Saturday at Northwestern Grayslake's annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair.

The event featured activities for children to enjoy while learning the importance of health and safety. Children toured public safety vehicles and got photographed with a “Flight for Life” helicopter.

Pet safety and a lesson on the dangers of distracted driving were also presented at the free event at the hospital's outpatient center.

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