Bucyrus Safety Town set for June 15-19

Bucyrus Safety Town set for June 15-19
Posted on 05/15/2015

After a successful return last summer, the Bucyrus Safety Town program is back again for children in Bucyrus. This year's program will be split in two sessions from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m., and will be held at Bucyrus Elementary School June 15-19, 2015.

Bucyrus Safety Town is a program for all children entering kindergarten living in the City of Bucyrus. Bucyrus firefighters, police officers, teachers, and special guests will interact with children daily. Participants will receive instruction about personal safety. Issues such as stranger danger, pedestrian safety, fire safety, railroad safety, bicycle safety, car and bus safety will be presented in a fun and age appropriate manner.

"Last year, 43 students participated in the Safety Town program," Safety Town President and Mayor Sarah Lipscomb said. "We hope to have 80 students participate in this year's program."

Lipscomb, a soon-to-be freshman at Bucyrus High School and Girl Scout, spearheaded the return of the program with assistance from the Bucyrus City School District and local safety forces as a community service project.

"We are adding the afternoon session to be able to have more students," Lipscomb said. "We've been able to purchase more bikes and smaller, child size stop signs for the Safety Town Village."

Registration for this event is now open, and completed forms will be accepted until May 22, 2015. Registration forms are available at the Bucyrus Elementary School and Bucyrus Police Department. Forms are also available for download from "Students and Parents" section of the school district's website at www.bucyrusschools.org. Completed forms should be returned to the Bucyrus Elementary School office.

"Thanks to everyone's help and last year's Safety Town program, I earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for this community service project," Lipscomb said. "I want to thank the Bucyrus Police and Fire Departments, the school district, the business partners, volunteers and Community Foundation for Crawford County for their support for this program."

"I would like to commend Sarah for her hard work and dedication in planning and organizing this very important learning experience for the children in our community," Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. "We are proud to host this year's program and hope more students will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with our public safety forces and learn how to be safe in our community."

For questions or additional information, please contact Bucyrus Police Department School Resource Officer John Dorsey at 419-562-1006 or email bpd@cityofbucyrusoh.us. You may also contact Mrs. Nancy Lipscomb at the Elementary School at 419-562-6089 or email nlipscomb@bucyrusschools.org.