Law firm to fund 25 kids for St. George Safety Town; applications open

ST. GEORGE — This summer, the city of St. George Parks and Community Services will hold another year of Safety Town, a program that focuses on equipping young minds with critical safety knowledge.

One of the primary contributors to Safety Town’s operation is McMullin Injury Law. Their previous involvement was acting as the mayor of the program, and the firm has reportedly donated an estimated $15,000 to $20,000. 

Their involvement is a long-standing tradition.

“I’ve been involved with it for years,” Anthony McMullin told St. George News. “I graduated from Safety Town in the summer of 1985.”

But this year is different. In partnership with the city of St. George’s sports and recreation department, McMullin Injury Law is paying the $40 entry fee to cover the entry cost for 25 local kids to participate.

Anthony McMullin and his children holding their graduation certificates, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy Anthony McMullin, St. George News

McMullin said that paying the entry fee for children of families that normally cannot afford events like Safety Town is a big evolution in their involvement.

“We want to make sure any kid who wants to go can, and that money’s not an issue,” he said.

Children about to start kindergarten or first grade in fall this year are eligible for these afternoon sessions, designed to cover a comprehensive suite of safety topics. 

Through a mix of stories, games, songs and videos, Safety Town’s curriculum consists of:

  • Pedestrian safety
  • Internet use
  • Bike safety
  • Strategies to deal with strangers
  • Drug avoidance
  • Fire hazards
  • Bullying

However, McMullin says that Safety Town is about more than just looking both ways before crossing the street; it’s about building habits that become invaluable as kids grow up. These principles of safety align closely with the firm’s mission to protect the community’s youngest members.

“This is a great program that matches what we do as personal injury attorneys,” he said.

Anthony McMullin’s certificate from his graduation in 1985, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy Anthony McMullin, St. George News

Safety Town also benefits from the involvement of the city of St. George’s emergency services, providing children with interactive learning experiences with first responders. McMullin praised the community’s collective effort.

Safety Town is for children ages 5 to 6. The event consistently sells out and is held at Heritage Elementary, 747 E. Riverside Drive. Parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in Safety Town or teenagers seeking volunteer opportunities are encouraged to act quickly to secure their spots.

“I think all parents are looking for things for their kids to do over the summer,” he said. “This is a great program that the city puts on.”

For teens interested in volunteering with Safety Town, further details and the application form can be obtained by contacting Sara Roundy at [email protected] or by calling 435-627-4564.

Participants should have availability to work the full week of June 3-7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Those interested must attend an orientation session at the St. George Recreation Center on May 30, from 4-5 p.m.

Those interested are encouraged to apply for one of the 25 scholarships sponsored by McMullin Injury Law. Spots are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship applications can be found on the McMullin Injury Law’s website or by contacting the city of St. George.

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