Hundreds of families and their pooches strutted in a colorful parade Saturday during the Des Plaines Park District's annual Spring Fun Fair.
Most of the action -- like the Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade -- was centered around the Mountain View Adventure Center.
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"This is a wonderful event for families, and it gets bigger every year," Superintendent of Recreation Linda Traina said in a news release. "It's great to see so many come out to enjoy the park, the weather and learn about everything our city has to offer."
About 100 children were outfitted with free bike helmets thanks to the Des Plaines Healthy Community Foundation. Youngsters could also sign up for a Des Plaines Public Library card.
Crime Stoppers made fresh popcorn, and the University of Illinois Master Gardeners explained earthworms to young green thumbs.
Across the street, kids climbed aboard ambulances, police cars and public works trucks at a Touch-a-Truck event.