Steubenville Parks & Recreation Dpt. Offer Safety Town Event for Children


More than 20 kids ages five to seven learned important safety lessons Wednesday thanks to the Steubenville Parks and Recreation Department.

The Safety Town event, which was free for kids and their parents, gave kids important safety lessons such as stranger danger, fire safety, pool safety and poison control. 

Parks and Recreation Department Director Mary Beth Sills said this is the first year for the Safety Town event in Steubenville and she hopes to expand it in years to come.

“My hope is one day to bring that here and have all kinds of differents aspects, electrical safety, train safety and things like that. so today we are kind of focusing small,” Sills said.

Representatives from the pool, the Steubenville Police Department and Steubenville Fire Department got involved in teaching these important lessons to the kids. 

Sills said it’s important for kids to know where to look for safe places to play and  who to go to when they have a problem.

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