The Millicent Children's Road Safety Centre was established in 1968 by the Millicent Lions Club, the centre was originally called the Road Safety "School", but was altered because children did not want to go to a "school" when they had just finished for the day.
It was funded by the community and built on council owned land to teach children basic road safety skills. The Lions ran the centre until the late 1980's when it was handed over to the District Council of Millicent (now Wattle Range Council) and when they approaced the Millicent Road Safety Group for a volunteer to run it, Sue Van Der Heul stepped forward. Sue took charge of the centre in 1996, and opened it to the public every Saturday afternoon for years.
The Centre has been recently refurbished, a project made possible by the generous financial support of OneFortyOne and the many hours of volunteer time donated, including from the Millicent Lions Club.
On Sunday 16 September 2018 about 300 children, parents and grandparents gathered at the Children’s Road Safety Centre in Fifth Street, Millicent to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished facility.
The traffic was bumper to bumper as the large crowd of children cycled the simulated streets ruled by traffic signs and lights.
Official duties were performed by Mayor Peter Gandolfi and Lions Club representative Don Gilbertson who unveiled the commemorative plaque and OneFortyOne General Manager Willie Van Niekerk who had the honour of pressing the button to activate the traffic lights.
The crowd enjoyed catering by the Millicent Lions Club, face painting, giveaways and the opportunity to operate the features of the mighty OneFortyOne Plantations FireKing.
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