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Summer Safety Fest Friday at Hawthorne Park

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Kids, have you ever wondered what the inside of an ambulance looks like? Want to test your aim with a real live fire hose? Does dunking a police officer into cold water sound like a fun thing to do on a Friday night?

If yes is the answer to any of these questions, then join in at the 8th annual Summer Safety Fest this Friday, June 7, from 5:30 to 8 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, Kankakee Valley REMC and several other area law enforcement and emergency agencies. Enjoy K9 demonstrations, watch a 'jaws of life' car extrication and learn about boating safety from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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

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

For more information please contact Brian Bugajski, Town of Porter Park Department Director at 219-983-1042 or


Posted 6/5/2019




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