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BJWC Celebrates 20 Years of Safety Town Camp Permanent Site

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) is happy to announce the 20th anniversary of the Safety Town camp permanent site, a miniature layout of an actual town, allowing children to learn safety lessons in a secure outdoor space.

Built in 1997 through community support, the site is integral in providing campers real-life situations while riding bikes and acting as pedestrians. Safety Town has grown into a popular two-week summer program teaching kindergarteners and first graders a variety of safety topics, including:

  • bike and poison safety
  • stranger danger
  • animal safety
  • train safety
  • weather awareness
  • toy and park safety.

The 20th-anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 9 am to noon at the Safety Town Permanent Site (located at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1301 S. Grove Ave., Barrington, Ill.).

“This celebration is a wonderful way to bring the community back together in appreciation of the site’s donors, staff, volunteers, and campers over the past two decades,” says Annmarie Dymon, BJWC President.

The party is open to the public: Safety Town graduates and newcomers alike. This event is great for families with young children ages 4 to 7 years old. Kids will enjoy games and prizes, crafts, live music, the chance to touch a truck and more. The event is free and donations are welcome.

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“Each year, 250-300 young children graduate from Safety Town with a knowledge that wouldn’t be as impactful without being reinforced through the real-life simulation of the permanent site. That’s what makes this celebration extra special,” says Kristin Magee, BJWC Safety Town Camp Director.

About BJWC The Barrington Junior Women's Club is a group of women committed to enhancing the community by providing philanthropy and community service in the spirit of camaraderie through volunteerism. You can keep apprised of BJWC activities and Safety Town updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Also visit us at

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