HOULTON — The Aid for Kids annual Educational Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22,  at the John Millar Civic Center, 94 Randall Avenue,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event is free. Please join us for this great family event.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will be presenting two shows  at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. They are a puppetry group from Bar Harbor comprised of three siblings, won numerous awards, and create and write all the shows that they perform.

Red Cross will have the Emergency Response Vehicle for families to explore.  Includes pinatas, activity packets with crayons and Fire Safety Bingo. Sign up for free smoke alarms and fabulous door prizes.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office & Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is offering Iris Scan, a biometric recognition service that is used for the purpose of identifying and locating missing children or vulnerable adults. The human iris is absolutely unique, even between twins. The scan is performed by looking into a computer and takes about 15 seconds. This new technology can identify a child within seconds. Please stop by for your child’s free iris scan.

The Texting Simulator from the Maine Department of Public Safety will be available to help reinforce the importance of not texting and driving. The simulator is a teaching tool that allows the participant to drive and try to text at the same time on a computer to see the consequences of texting and driving. The Maine Department of Public Safety will also have the rollover simulator-an aide in teaching the importance of wearing seatbelts to help avoid serious injury in a rollover.

Other information booths on site:

Maine Forest Service will be onsite with their helicopter that families can tour and find out about the mission of the Maine Forest service.

Maine Warden Service will have Safari in a box-hands on learning project utilizing pelts and animal tracks.

Deb Melvin- worm composting information

The Maine Fire Marshalls office– fire education information

Houlton Fire Department hazard house- stop by and learn how to exit your home safely in case of fire.

Maine EMS– medical information display

Dr. Ann Langston-.-touch tank aquatic animals

Elks Club– Drug awareness van

Maine Forest Council-water flume table-see and feel the power of water

Gallifreyan Farms-hands on fun

A Life line-a unique large animal rescue and rehabilitation- stop by and say hi to Joy, the donkey that had lifesaving surgery last year that many of you helped make possible. See her amazing transformation as well as visit with other animals and learn about the mission of A Life line and how you can help to support this great organization.

Maine Discovery Museum-Make sure to stop by the science lab with our friends from the Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, to play with invisible forces like rays, magnets, and electricity, and make a cool science toy to take home. Recommended for children 4+.

Houlton Humane Society- animal education

Cooperative Extension– how to incorporate vegetables into your diet

4-H- educational booth

Pine Tree Waste-recycling information

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic-kids make a wooden craft

Caring Hands of Maine– oral hygiene information

5K Tent & Event- bounce house & giant slide

Slime Time- make your own slime with the help of our slime extraordinaire

Deacon Al Burleigh- information on how to insulate older windows, financial literacy.

Bangor Savings Bank-open a new children’s savings account and the bank will make the first deposit. Free popcorn

Cary Library- children’s craft

Northern Lighthouse-kids activity

Community Health & Counseling-Educational Display

AMHC-Educational materials

Larry Berz from Easton Science Center- Educational display

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families- parenting information, education opportunities for childcare providers

Houlton Higher Education– sign up for a free book and reading buddy

Houlton Police Department-Alcohol or drug impairment Exercise

Maine Robotics-learn to program LEGO robots, build something out of LEGO’s and check out the 3D printers.

Girl Scouts-informational tables

Drug Free Aroostook-Educational Table

Manes & Tails-Farm life information

Blood pressure check

Houlton Rocks-stop by to paint a rock to keep or to hide they will also be doing face painting for the children

Aroostook County Action Program-Join ACAP’s Substance Use prevention Educator for information, Education and hands on learning fun, learn about the 5-2-1-0 message, Tobacco Prevention Education and more.

Slime Time- make your own unique slime with the help of a slime extraordinaire

Sand art table, crafts, games, prizes, free books and more!

Barbecue sponsored by our great friends at Hannaford