Soon-to-be kindergartners attend Safety Town


Deputy Tony Kovacs talks to children about gun safety.

Deputy Tony Kovacs talks to children about gun safety.


Shelton gives Safety Town classroom instruction.


Braden Anderson smiles as he rounds the corner in his pedal tractor.


Shelton explains hand signals as children prepare to become “drivers.”


Wellington police Lt. Jeff Shelton explains what to do at a crosswalk.


Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

Safety Town gave soon-to-be-kindergartners a few lessons Tuesday morning at the auxiliary police station on Kelly Street. About 20 children who are registered for kindergarten in the Wellington Schools took part. Police Lt. Jeff Shelton has been leading the program for the past 15 years. This is the first year Lorain County sheriff’s D.A.R.E. officer Tony Kovacs assisted with the instruction. They partnered to talk about the rules of the road, stranger danger, gun safety, bike safety, and more. Graduation will be at noon Friday where the children will receive completion certificates. Village Market is donating cookies and Wellington Party Center is donating pop for the ceremony.

Deputy Tony Kovacs talks to children about gun safety.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_SafetyTown2.jpgDeputy Tony Kovacs talks to children about gun safety.

Shelton gives Safety Town classroom instruction.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_SafetyTown1.jpgShelton gives Safety Town classroom instruction.

Braden Anderson smiles as he rounds the corner in his pedal tractor.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_SafetyTown5.jpgBraden Anderson smiles as he rounds the corner in his pedal tractor.

Shelton explains hand signals as children prepare to become “drivers.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_SafetyTown3.jpgShelton explains hand signals as children prepare to become “drivers.”

Wellington police Lt. Jeff Shelton explains what to do at a crosswalk.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_SafetyTown4.jpgWellington police Lt. Jeff Shelton explains what to do at a crosswalk.