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Summer Safety Fest, Concert and Movie this Friday at Hawthorne Park

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For those who have wondered what the inside of an ambulance looks like, or wanted to test their aim with a real fire hose, or dunk a police officer into cold water, the chance is here. The seventh annual Summer Safety Fest will be held this Friday, June 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Porter's Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive.

This free event is designed for all ages, and will feature interactive activities and demonstrations led by Porter Police, Porter Fire Search & Rescue, Burns Harbor Fire Department, the National Park Service, and several other area law enforcement and emergency agencies. Enjoy K9 demonstrations, watch a 'jaws of life' car extrication, or learn about power line safety from Kankakee Valley REMC.

Now in its seventh year, Summer Safety Fest continues to grow with new activities and partners including a helicopter landing in the park. Activities and informational booths this year include tours of ambulances and emergency response vehicles, free face painting, free popcorn, an electrical safety demonstration trailer, and much more.

Dinner or snacks can be purchased on-site from one of the food vendors.

After Safety Fest, stay in the park for the first outdoor concert and film of year in the Westchester Public Library's Bandstand Concert and Family Film Series.

The Valparaiso University-Community Band will present an outdoor concert at the park's East Shelter, beginning at 7:00 p.m., followed by a showing of the Disney movie "Beauty & The Beast" on a huge outdoor screen, beginning at dusk. In the event of inclement weather the concert and film will take place inside the Community Center at Hawthorne Park.

For more information contact Brian Bugajski, Town of Porter Park Department Director, at 219-921-1687 or


Posted 6/6/2018




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