Westlake Mayor congratulates Safety Town graduates
As he has made a point to do year-in and year-out, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough personally congratulated the first class of graduates from Westlake's 2021 Safety Town program on the grounds of the Westlake Police Station on Thursday, June 17. This year marks the City's 51st consecutive year hosting the program.
Long-time Safety Town director and instructor Olivia Kostecke thanked the mayor for his ongoing support of the program, as well as members of the Police and Fire Departments for their help in sharing their knowledge with the children about a variety of safety topics. Safety Pup, the beloved mascot of the program, was not able to make the first week of graduations but was there for the next one, much to the delight of the kids. He posed for pictures with each of the graduates alongside the mayor.
The Westlake Safety Town program includes basic safety instruction on pedestrians, 9-1-1 usage, school bus procedures, fire and gun safety and stranger caution. This year, children also learned about animal safety and how to determine whether water is safe to swim in. The children visited the fire and police stations for tours and received a certificate upon completion of the program with a report card explaining to parents what lessons they learned and which lessons require more reinforcement.
More information is on the city's website: www.cityofwestlake.org/235/12553/Safety-Town.
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