The City of Coral Springs Honors Safety Town Pioneer Mary Boast with Broward County Historic Preservation Board, at the 44th Annual Pioneer Day.
Pioneer Day is an annual county celebration that recognizes individuals that have made outstanding contributions to their communities. The City’s Historical Advisory Committee selected Mary Boast for her outstanding efforts to the Safety Town program. Safety Town pioneer and dedicated volunteer for over 30 years, Mary Jamieson Boast first became involved with Safety Town Coral Springs in 1986 when a young 5‐year‐old child riding his bicycle was hit by a car, an accident that left the boy with serious long‐term physical and mental injuries. For 5 years, Boast volunteered in various roles, and since 1992 has been the Program Coordinator for this comprehensive, hands‐on safety education program for young children ages 4 through 6 in Coral Springs and Parkland. The program incorporates fire, stranger awareness, pool and canal, gun, poison, bicycle, and pedestrian safety lessons. This summer will mark 32 years of safety education in Coral Springs.
Mary has also been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Coral Springs, a major sponsor of Safety Town along with the Coral Springs Police and Fire Departments. Boast strongly supports the mission of Kiwanis “to serve the children of the world, one child and one community at a time”. Her dedication to the youth of Coral Springs doesn’t end there. Mary volunteers her time as an officer as well as an Advisor to the high‐school Key Clubs and middle‐school Builders Clubs in Coral Springs.
Children are truly our most precious resource, and Mary Jamieson Boast has gone a long way in making Coral Springs a safer environment in which to live and raise those children. Join us in congratulating Mary for her exemplary contributions to our community!
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