Safety Town Prepares Kids For School

by WHIZ Reporter on June 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

The Carr Center’s Safety Town program is underway this week at the Coburn United Methodist Church.

The course is designed to teach 4 and 5-year-old kids how to cross the street, the importance of wearing helmets and stranger danger among other safety skills.

First-year coordinator Connie Newsom said the idea is to teach children safety skills before they embark on their first day of Kindergarten.

"We try to hit as many of those things as we can. We want all of the children to be safe and know what they’re doing and carry on those roles throughout their lifetime," said Newsom.

The week-long event features an outdoor course with traffic lights, stop signs and scooters for the kids.

Newsom said the outpouring of volunteer support from county law enforcement and the community is outstanding.

"Some of the volunteers that I have this year are children who I had that were 4 and 5-year-olds that were in the program when they were that age. So, it’s real nice to see all those kids come back and volunteer with us," added Newsom.

Limited space is available for the week of July 9th from 6-8 p.m.

Those interested can call the Carr Center at 453-5417 or through the Carr Center’s website: