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Safety Town program to begin soon
Posted on: 05/16/2013
By  Andy Rex
Beginning on June 17th Marietta’s annual Samuel R. Cook Safetytown program gets underway. For those who may be unfamiliar, Safetytown chair Cheryl Cook says it's a safety program for kids that are five or six years old.

“The students come for a morning session from 9 to 12, or an afternoon session from 1 to 4," Cook says.  "It’s actually nine half-days for five and six year olds.  It is a very comprehensive safety training program for those children.”
 
She describes how to sign up your child or grandchild for Safetytown

“There are Safetytown applications available at our Marietta City Schools Board office," Cook explains.  "They are also available at all four elementaries, as well as St. Mary’s Elementary.  We also take children who live in the outlying areas, including children from Williamstown.  It is not unusual for us to have children who are not attending Marietta City Schools.”
 
Cheryl Cook says the popular program is not just for kids looking for something in the summer, but they need to be serious about learning these tips.

“It really is a program intended to help them be safe in the world that a five or six year old lives in," Cook says.  "We don’t want to be used as getting children ready to go to school.  We really want them there when they are at the optimal time to learn those safety lessons for a five and six year old.”
 
A child must be at least five years old by August 1st to attend. The program is free of charge! If you would like more information contact Cheryl Cook at 373-6510.
 
 
Interview conducted by Austin James.
 
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