Meet local law enforcement and firefighters at free family fun day

FARMER CITY, Ill. – After an unusually harsh winter, kids and adults alike are anxious to get outside. Here is a chance to get the whole family outside for a day of basketball, bike safety checks, STEM activities, and pedal cart courses all while getting to know local law enforcement and firefighters. 4-H brings you Helmets, Hoops, and Heroes. Register a team of three, ages 8 to 16, for the four-to-four basketball tournament and be teamed up with a local firefighter.

“We are so excited to see this event happen and are hoping for a great turn out! We appreciate all the heroes for being willing to come help make this event fun,” says 4-H Youth Development Coordinator Lindsey Burden. “Blue Ridge STEM club continues to make STEM fun and exciting for youth and we are so excited to partner with them.”

Helmets, Hoops, and Heroes will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30 in the parking lot of Schneider Elementary School, 309 N. John St., Farmer City, Ill. Register by April 15 at When you pre-register you will be entered to win some great prizes. This event is free and fun for the whole family. For more information, please contact Lindsey Burden at or call 217-935-5764.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Lindsey Burden, 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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