Staff Report

Kindergarten-age children were able to take part in Safety Town activities again this year through the efforts of the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church and the National Charity League.

Safety Town is a week-long camp that has been held at the church on Alamo Pintado for more than 25 years. Safety Town is a national safety program and the event at the church is the only one in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Throughout the week 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.