The town of Toledo is launching a new program to help keep children safe and more aware of the world around them. The program is called Safety Town – created over a half-century ago in Cleveland, Ohio – after a child on his way to school was accidentally struck and killed by a passing car.
The program teaches safety lessons about fire, being a safe pedestrian, how motor vehicles travel about town, poisons, drugs, open water and guns.
The kick-off event for Safety Town is Saturday, June 2nd, from 3 to 5pm at Toledo Head Start, 845 NW A Street.
The program is offering a FREE BBQ for all to enjoy. There will be a raffle for boys and girls bikes which were graciously donated by Santa’s Workshop as well as local public safety vehicles for all the kids and families to get a close look at and learn about. Lastly a cruise around the block on the Yaquina mini train.