Kids of all ages can get up close and personal with some fascinating vehicles -- pulling the siren on a fire truck, sitting in a construction vehicle or climbing on a bus at the Touch-A-Truck event. The fifth annual Touch-a-Truck will be Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road.
Sharing the blacktop with the vehicles will be a bounce house, character meet-and-greets, and face painting.
The "roaming railroad," a small train that drives around the Touch-A-Truck event, is returning once again to provide a scenic tour of the grounds. Music will be provided by DJ Bam Bam, School of Rock and Kidville's Rocking Railroad Band. A variety of refreshments including tacos, ice cream, popcorn and candy will also be available for purchase.
Touch-A-Truck is presented by the Junior Woman's Club of Fairfield and Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Audi of Fairfield. Numerous local businesses and the Fairfield fire, police and public works departments donate vehicles and manpower for the event. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship fund for high school students.
Tickets for Touch-a-Truck are $5, free for children under 2. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, visit www.jwcfairfield.com or on Facebook and Twitter, twitter.com/jwcoffairfield.