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Community Day Fair in celebration of Emergency Preparedness Month
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MONROE - To celebrate September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, the Green County Community Day Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Green County Emergency Management is coordinating the event.

Kids will have the opportunity to explore fire trucks, an ambulance and squad cars from the Green County Sheriff's office and other municipalities. Other special equipment on display include the Life Safety House, in which firefighters teach kids how to safely leave a burning house and call 9-1-1 for help. The Special Response Team will have equipment displayed and at 1 p.m., Ike, the Green County K-9, will be demonstrating his skills. Wisconsin DNR is also bringing its laser-shooting trailer. The Airigami balloon artists and face-painters will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event the Green County 4-H will be providing crafts and games.

Agencies that will be on hand include Green County Health Department, Monroe Clinic ED, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Green County HAM Radio Operators, Green County Humane Society and Wisconsin Emergency Management. Green County Human Services will have several specialized programs represented. The Green County Veterans Service office will also have the state Mobile Veteran's trailer, which will give veterans and their families an opportunity to learn more about state and federal VA benefits.

Those who attend can register to win a variety of safety items such as: carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, winter car kits, weather radios and disaster supply kits. Kids can enter to win one of the six bikes for which Colony Brands provided funding. In addition to Wal-Mart and Colony Brands, other sponsors are: Shopko, Thunder Bridge Trading Co., Grede Foundry, Kuhn Manufacturing, Badger State Ethanol, New Glarus Brewing Co., Farm and Fleet, Klondike Cheese Co., The Monroe Times/Shopping News and Piggly Wiggly.