Bellville Safety Town starts in July

Staff report

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Bellville Safety Town, for kids four to six years old, will run from July 30 through Aug 10 at New Life Church of Christ.

Safety Town is conducted in classroom settings, providing group safety programs and mini field trips.

The sessions run from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The session days are July 30 and 31, plus Aug. 1,2,3 and 6,7,8,9 and 10.

This is a volunteer run program. Deb Altman is director and co-sponsor is Bellville Police Chief Ron Willey.

The first week of Safety Town, kids will get acquainted and learn to recognize safety signs and learn right and left hands, plus inside rules and manners. Other first week sessions include riding in a school bus, learning tricycle safety rules and visiting the Jefferson Township Fire Department.

The second week there will be a library day, a visit from the Bellville Police Department, county sheriff’s office and the Ohio State Patrol. There will be a “patch the pony,” stranger awareness session.

There will be a review and graduation practice, then graduation.

Kids will be presented a diploma. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Parents are asked to walk their children to class each morning. Each day there will be a snack break.

A registration form gives people the option of buying a Safety Town t-shirt. They are available for $8.50.

Persons with questions may call 419-571-8672 or 419-886-2813.

Staff report