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Safety City celebrates 40 years in Abilene

The Melvin Martin Center for Children’s Safety is celebrating 40 years of education and service in Abilene. Safety City held a ribbon cutting for the renovated Arrow Ford dealership replica Tuesday night. Students from Abilene ISD’s LIFT Center helped with several parts of the project. They built the shell of the miniature dealership earlier this year, covered it in metal sheeting, and created a new Ford emblem.

Safety City’s celebration also included the unveiling of a new historical landmark honoring the Abilene Jaycee Foundations Safety City and Citizens Police Academy graduates and families.

And Meghan Allred, President and CEO of the Abilene Police Foundation, praised the members of the Abilene Fire Department for their work on a new light display, "Kicking off Night of Lights, which is the Abilene Fire Departments new community initiative at Christmas, and the firefighters have been here working really diligently and hard hanging these lights for our community to enjoy free of cost for the next several weekends leading up to Christmas.”

Safety City invites families to enjoy the special light display for free throughout the Christmas season.