Vernon children learn survival skills at PAL Safety Town

05 Aug 2016 | 03:50

After a weeklong series of lessons, 46 Vernon children graduated from the PAL Safety Town program during ceremonies held at the Vernon Police Athletic League gymnasium.
The Friday morning ceremonies were well attended as were the classes, which saw a nearly 50 percent increase in enrolment from the previous year.
In addition to the teachers, 13 teen helpers volunteered as assistants in the program, which was funded by a $5,600 grant from State Farm Insurance The grant went to pay for the program and purchase new supplies for the Safety Town program.
During the week the topics covers included bicycle safety, school bus safety, fire safety, gun safety, bear safety, stranger danger, water safety and child assault prevention.
Additional information about the Vernon PAL and its various programs can be found at or by calling their office at 973-764-9514.
— Photos by Chris Wyman