Touch-A-Truck rumbles into town Sept. 21
Published 5:33 pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014
It's time to start channelling your inner vroom! vroom!
The Junior Women's Club of Fairfield's annual Touch-A-Truck event will roll into the Fairfield Ludlowe High School parking lot on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, giving big-vehicle enthusiasts young and old a chance to put their hands on a variety of trucks and heavy equipment.
The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5, and proceeds benefit the philanthropic group's high-school scholarship fund. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 28, during the same hours.
Large vehicles are just part of the event, the Junior Women's Club said in a news release. It also will feature music, food, bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, face painting and wash-off tatoos, plus rides on the Roaming Railroad, which looks like a train but rolls on tires.
Also available will be transportation with little horsepower -- pony rides.
Attendees of all ages can not only touch an array of vehicles, sponsors said, but also climb into the driver's seats of public-safety vehicles, various service trucks, front loaders and other heavy equipment -- even sound the siren in a fire truck and get a ride in a bucket truck.
Food trucks will serve sandwiches, tacos and ice cream, according to the release. Concession stands will sell popcorn, cotton candy and baked goods.
Touch-A-Truck is one of the Junior Women's Club's main fundraisers, along with its annual holiday event -- "A Visit to Santa's House" at the Burr Homestead.
The philanthropic organization also conducts an annual townwide spelling bee for fifth graders.
More information about Touch-A-Truck is available at www.jwcfairfield.com.