New 501 Kids publishes

The latest edition of 501 Kids – which features the Safety Town program – is hitting the streets.

“We are excited to feature Safety Town in our cover story in this edition of 501 Kids,” said 501 LIFE editor/publisher Sonja J. Keith. “It is a fun and educational program that helps prepare preschoolers for kindergarten while emphasizing important safety messages.”

On the cover of the latest edition of 501 Kids, preschoolers Jaxon Tisdale (front); Gia Smith (back, from left), Noah Matyja and Riley Mulhearn at the 22nd edition of Safety Town, presented by Junior Auxiliary of Conway and the Conway Regional Health System. (Mike Kemp photo)

For more than 20 years, the Junior Auxiliary of Conway and Conway Regional Health System have teamed up to offer Safety Town, which has had more than 2,700 students.

Ninety-five 4- and 5-year-old children from Faulkner County participated in July in the program, held this year at Woodland Heights Baptist Church.

Also in this edition, 501 LIFE contributors Katelin Whiddon and Brittany Gilbert have some wonderful and helpful information for parents and other caregivers.

501 Kids is distributed through schools, daycare centers and businesses throughout Faulkner County. Copies are available at the 501 LIFE office at 701 Chestnut St. in Conway and at the following locations of advertising partners: Central Arkansas Pediatrics, Conway Regional Medical Center, First Security Bank, First Service Bank, Shoe Choo Train and St. Joseph School.