Kids can climb into big rigs at 'Touch a Truck' Sept. 8
August 16, 2012 · 5:01 PM
MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville is inviting families to "Touch a Truck," an annual event that puts kids in the drivers' seats of public works big rigs, police and fire vehicles, and other heavy-duty equipment that children see out on city streets every day.
"Touch a Truck" will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, on Totem Middle School's Asbery Field, located at 1605 Seventh St. NE. Admission is free.
"Kids are fascinated by big shiny rigs, and 'Touch a Truck' is a way for our city employees and other participants to show off the work trucks and vehicles that they use on the job," said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator for the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "Come out and run the lights and sirens, honk the horns, turn the steering wheels, push the buttons and kick the tires, but don't forget to bring a camera."
Marysville Public Works, Police, Parks and Recreation, and Fire personnel will bring young people face to face with their favorite vehicles. Kids will be able to explore dump trucks, a vactor truck, a street sweeper, garbage trucks, police vehicles, fire engines and many other vehicles, while learning all about them from the skilled employees who drive them.
The Marysville Noon Rotary Club will offer special activities for kids, and the Marysville Kiwanis Club will have treats for sale to raise money for local youth programs. You can even bring canned food items to help support the Marysville Community Food Bank.
For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 360-363-8400. No pets, please. Sirens and horns will be permitted from 10 a.m. to noon only.