Volunteers build Safety Town in McHenry

McHENRY – Rain didn’t deter volunteers determined to build a miniature town in McHenry that teaches safety practices to children.

Construction for a new Safety Town started outside Friday morning but was moved into the McHenry Parks and Recreation Department maintenance facility to avoid the wet weather.

“It’s very generous of the volunteers to take the time to come out here and help us,” McHenry Recreation Supervisor Cindy Witt said. “Fortunately, we had an indoor location where we could get a lot of work done.”

Safety Town is a national program that helps teach children safe practices at home, school and within the community by simulating a small town. The local project was led by the city of McHenry in partnership with the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.

The new Safety Town will be located…

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