By 1812Blockhouse

When: June 17 – 21, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM each day 🕒
Where: Lexington High School 🏫
Who: Open to any student entering kindergarten in fall 2024 in the Lexington Local School District 🧒

Safety Town is a program that teaches children important safety lessons in an engaging and interactive way. Founded in 1937 in Mansfield by Officer Frend Boals after a child was struck and killed by a car on the way to school, Safety Town aims to instill safety awareness in children. The “National Safety Town Center” was established in 1964 by Dorothy Chlad in Cleveland, Ohio, to promote and support Safety Town programs across the country.

These programs cover a range of safety topics, including fire, pedestrian/traffic, water, guns, and poisons/drugs. Children receive classroom instruction and get to practice what they’ve learned by driving small cars in a miniature town setting 🏙️. The daily sessions combine classroom learning with hands-on activities, providing an effective and memorable way for young children to learn safety practices.

Safety Town programs are often sponsored by local organizations and are offered to children ages 4-8 free of charge or with a small donation. The programs usually run for one or two weeks during the summer, with daily sessions that include both classroom learning and hands-on activities 🎨.

Safety Town 2024 offers this valuable experience to children entering kindergarten in the Lexington Local School District. It is organized by the Lexington Police Department and funded by community donations. Each day includes safety education through tricycles, street signs, and an automatic traffic light, as well as books, songs, activities, and crafts.

To register, complete the registration form and return it to the Lexington Police Department by June 1, 2024 📅. For more information or to register, contact Officer James Anderson at [email protected] or Jenny Brant at [email protected]. You can also call 419-571-5192 📞.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for your child to learn essential safety skills in a fun and engaging environment!

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