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Craft & Vendor Show

A craft and vendor show will be held Saturday, June 16 in Morris Plaza, 100 Commercial Dr., in Morris. The show will last from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 30 crafters and vendors will be present. There will also be raffles taking place. The show is cash and carry only.

Floating Obstacle Course

Channahon Park District will be having a floating obstacle course night on Friday, June 15 and Friday, July 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents. Come try your luck with a floating obstacle course, also known as Wibit or Aquatrack. Climg, jump, and fall in, because it's fun! Contact Jennifer Mensik at jmensik@channahonpark.org or call 815-467-7275 for more information.

Central Park Renovation Celebration

Channahon Park District will celebrate the renovation of Central Park, 24856 W. Eames St. in Channahon, Friday, June 15 from 11 a.m. until noon. Stroll the meandering path through the new Sensory Garden on a guided tour and watch a demonstration of the new fitness equipment. Or, just relax and enjoy treats under the new Open Timber Truss Shelter. Better yet, take a break in the new engraved paver garden and plan your message to be written in stone. Contact Jennifer Mensik at jmensik@channahonpark.org or call 815-467-7275 for more information.

Fishing Derby

The Channahon Park District will be holding a fishing derby on Saturday, June 16 from 8-11 a.m. at Channahon State Park. Join us in celebration of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources free fishing days! Bring your pole, bait and container to put your fish in. This is a great way to help youth develop a lifelong love of fishing. No pre-registration is required. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., fishing will begin at 8:15. We will end fishing at 10 and all fish must be checked in by 10:15, the awards will begin at 10:30.. All participants will receive a ribbon and goodie bag. Top prizes will be awarded to the smallest fish, largest fish and most caught. This event is run on the honor system, the fish must be caught by the children, but assistance may be given for baiting and casting. Contact the Channahon Park District at info@channahonpark.org or 815-467-7275 for more information.

Prairie Wetland Grand Opening

Celebrate the summer solstice Thursday, June 21 by joining us from 1-3 p.m. for outdoor fun and exploration at the new Prairie Wetland at Channahon Community Park, 23304 W. McClintock Road in Channahon. We will cut the ribbon and officially open one of our newest trails, the Daryl Cole Trail Network, at the Prairie Wetland. We have activities planned for the kids, a scavenger hunt and an interpretive walk around our 1-mile trail, where you never know what types of wildlife or artifacts you may find. Cost is free. Contact Jennifer Mensik at jmensik@channahonpark.org or call 815-467-7275 for more information.

Junk in the Trunk

The "Junk In The Trunk" or "JITT"  of Morris will take place on the third Sunday of each month  from April through October In Morris. Gardner Co-Op  flea market  will have their  JITT on the first  Sunday of each month through October. Same times and rules apply there also. Vendor set up is at 8:30 a.m. Sale is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a $10 donation per spot. Donations are given to  a charity  each month. No commercial vendors, home-based businesses or clothing allowed, no mass-produced, imported items are allowed. This is open, and free  to the public. Participation in the JITT is at your own risk, and we are not responsible  for accidents. Many  antiques, collectibles, tools, household items, bicycles, art work, crafts etc., and many other  hard-to-find items are often found at this flea market. Location is 100 Commercial  Drive  (in the lot by  Lindy Gertie's restaurant)  in Morris. For more information  and rules for vendor set-up,  please call Ken at 815-942-2032 or e-mail willis824@comcast.net with your name, address, phone number. 

Registration Begins for Morris Hospital Camp 911

Children entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2018 can become better prepared for emergencies by attending Camp 911 on Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street, Morris. The cost is $10 per child. The hands-on program gives children an opportunity to talk to emergency medical services personnel and climb aboard an ambulance, try on fire fighter gear and sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, get a close up look at a medical helicopter, and practice talking to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Through the support of many local agencies and volunteers, children can look forward to a morning full of fun and interactive activities that help teach them about 9-1-1, first aid, and what to do in case of emergency. Representatives from Morris Emergency Medical Services, Morris Fire Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Morris Police Department, Morris Hospital, Minooka Fire Department, OSF Life Flight, Will County Sheriff’s Department, MABAS 15, Will County 911 Dispatcher, and Coal City Search & Rescue will be assisting with Camp 911 by providing instruction at the various stations. Each child will receive a t-shirt and a bag of items related to emergency preparedness. Reservations and payment must be made by June 18 through the Morris Hospital website, www.morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call the hospital’s Education department at 815-705-7357.

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