Staff Report

Safety Town, a week-long camp that has been held at Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years, has launched a fundraising campaign to replace the miniature cars and buildings that children use to learn safety rules.

Safety Town is a national safety program that the church operates locally in collaboration with the National Charity League.

The campaign is offering $200 donors, either companies or individuals, a chance to have a little building or a car’s license plate labeled with their name.

Throughout the week of camp, children rotate through stations learning about the basics of safety, such as memorizing their telephone numbers and addresses and learning about when to call 9-1-1. They practice safety skills and road etiquette in a miniature town each day.

Daily presenters, including firefighters, ambulance paramedics, California Highway Patrol officers and county sheriff’s deputies, reinforce the message that first responders are our friends and are here to help us.

For more information, call Lis Wilson, Children’s Ministries Director, at 805-688-6323 or Kerry Morgantini at 805-689-3782.