On Saturday, the Health and Safety Fair also welcomed the Halloween spirit amidst safety vehicles and a variety of vendors, with a costume parade where all the kids who participated received a bag of treats at the Hesperia Civic Plaza Park on Smoke Tree Street.
"Always nice to see things in the High Desert, somewhere to take the kids," said Frank Walker, who was dressed as a sailor and accompanied by his wife, Diana, dressed as a pirate, and their daughter, Abby, 3, dressed as Rapunzel.
"He's a fireman Lego
— I convinced him better than The Hulk," said Aubrey Reese, who had a less costly costume in mind for 4-year-old
Isiah, who wore a red square with red plastic cups pasted on with a red fireman's hat on his head. Two-year-old Lily wore her cupcake costume with a pink hat when she marched in the parade.
Those who had dressed up, paraded around the fountain waving to onlookers who saw a variety of costumes: Transformers, Red Riding Hood, a whoopee cushion, Minnie Mouse, Iron Man, Captain America, Frankenstein, princesses, a ninja, an archer and a cowboy, to name a few.
The fair, an educational event, helped children become familiar with people whose job it is to keep them safe and healthy, such as policemen, doctors and firemen, said Susan Rose, who handles public and media relations for the sheriff's Hesperia station.
"Safety and health [are] relevant to all ages throughout the community from prenatal to our senior years," Rose said.
Some of the booths were: Molina HealthCare, Kangen Water, My Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics, Cancer Relay For Life, Hesperia Recreation and Park District, Farmers Insurance Group. Sponsors were Matich Corp. and Southern California Edison.
Some of the safety vehicles were: A Fire Engine, Urban Search and Rescue, Hazmat Emergency Response Team, CHP, SWAT, and a Helicopter.