From Staff Reports

PRESS RELEASE: The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents Child Safety Days 2021, a series of free presentations for the next three Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. on June 10, 17, and 24, and held at the Corsicana YMCA Optimist Room, located at 400 Oaklawn Drive.

The topics, designed for parents and caregivers, focus on keeping families safe this summer in cars, in the water, and at home. These are free, face-to-face sessions with experts on each topic. A virtual option is available for those unable to attend in person. 

For each session attended, parents will receive a children’s book centered around each safety topic, and a chance to win door prizes such as car seats, swim lessons packages, and more. Rachel Gillespie of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, adds that families are not required to attend three sessions, but those who do will receive an Altitude Trampoline gift card for their child.

The schedule for the three events are:

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 – Vehicle Safety Day – presented by Lorie Stovall, Texas AgriLife Extension Officer

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17 – Water Safety Day – Presented by Colin’s Hope

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 – Home/Internet Safety Day – Presented by Wade Gillen, Corsicana Fire Rescue; LydiaBailey, CAC

Childcare is provided for free through the YMCA. Food will be served to parent attending each session. For planning purposes, parents are asked to register at

For more information or for questions please reach out to Rachel Gillespie at or call 903-229-4853.

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