Second Annual Touch a Truck Is Saturday

by Margaret Campbell

Staff Writer

MARK MIZE / PULASKI CITIZEN

The Touch a Truck project was the brainstorm of local mom Katie Whitfield and, with the help of local sponsors and friends with some serious vehicles, it’s back for a second year. 

 

The Second Annual Pulaski Touch a Truck event will be held on Pulaski’s Courthouse Square Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a special, sensory-sensitive presentation from 9-10 a.m. for children with special needs or who may be sensitive to loud noises or flashing lights.

 

The second annual event offers access to vehicles of all kinds and is geared toward the young and the young at heart. If you’ve ever seen your child’s fascination with or their eyes light up at the sight and sound of a vehicle, then you understand the idea behind this special event.  

 

“Touch a Truck is an opportunity for local children and their families to experience the wonder of trucks and other vehicles up close,” Whitfield explained. “Last year, we had around 40 vehicles and more than 500 participants.”

 

MARK MIZE / PULASKI CITIZEN

This FREE community event is geared around family fun and learning. 

 

“Vehicles and trucks of all kinds will gather on the Square and children of all ages — the younger ones with parental participation — will have the chance to get an up-close view and touch, sit in and explore all kinds of equipment,” Whitfield said. “They’ll get to meet drivers and learn about the businesses behind the machines.” 

 

One of the highlights of the event will be a PES bucket truck. 

 

“PES has some great activities planned with actual linemen who will give the kids an up-close look at what they do, and they will also be bringing their simulators,” Whitfield said. “There will also be first responders with emergency vehicles, construction equipment, delivery trucks, food trucks and vendors. It should be loads of fun!” 

 

For more information or to participate in the event, call 617-256-8733 or email pulaskitouchatruck@gmail.com.

 

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