written by Caroline Havekost, Community Relations Intern

This week marked the first and second sessions of the WDMCS Community Education Summer of Learning program, Safety Town. This week a total of 71 children went through and successfully completed the program at Hillside Elementary. The children learned about safety around strangers, fire, water, traffic, buses, and poison. Students also received the opportunity to experience the Safety Town village, and take a field trip to the West Des Moines police and fire stations.

Registration is still open for session three, June 17-21 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and session six, June 24-28, from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  To register please go to www.wdmcs.org/commed/programs/youth/summer-of-learning/safety-town/ or call (515) 633-5001.