35 graduate from Safety Town


Graduates perform a song-and-dance about road safety at Friday’s Safety Town graduation ceremony.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Making their way around a makeshift town complete with a church and police station, children showed parents and caregivers their newly acquired safety skills.

Graduate Ella Miller tells fellow students that the lessons she learned at Safety Town will help her keep her family safe.

Students happily receive a graduation certificate.

Students happily receive a graduation certificate.

Students happily receive a graduation certificate.

Students happily receive a graduation certificate.

Students happily receive a graduation certificate.

4-H Agent Angela Galloway listens as Joanne McNair, just recognized as the volunteer ‘MVP,’ tells why she’s stuck with Safety Town for more than a dozen years. ‘I just love the kids,’ McNair said.

LAURINBURG — Thirty-five students graduated on Friday from Safety Town, a week-long program featuring interactive instruction in common hazards from local educators, firefighters, law enforcement officers, animal rescuers and bus and truck drivers.

“I’m sure you all experienced them coming home each day with all these stories,” said volunteer Rachel Varner, addressing the crowd of parents and caregivers who came to see the children perform at Friday’s ceremony.

“I will be able to help keep my brother and sister safe with what I have learned,” said graduate Ella Miller.

Safety Town also included games, songs, and arts and crafts. The program is sponsored by United Way of Scotland County and was organized this year by Scotland County 4-H.

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