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Climb aboard big rigs at ‘Touch A Truck’ Sept. 14

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville invites area families to “Touch A Truck,” a free 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. 14, at Totem Middle School’s Asbery Field, located at 1605 Seventh St. NE in Marysville. Admission is free.

“Kids are mesmerized by Marysville’s 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 out in the field every day,” said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “Come out and run the lights and sirens, honk the horns, grab the steering wheels and push buttons just like the grownups.”

Cameras are not required, but parents will be glad they brought them.

Marysville Public Works, Police, Parks and Recreation, and Fire District personnel will bring young people face to face with their favorite municipal vehicles. Kids will get 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. Sirens and horns are permitted from 10 a.m. to noon only.

The Marysville Noon Rotary Club will offer special activities for kids, while the Marysville Kiwanis Club will have treats for sale to raise money for local youth programs. Bring a canned food item and help support the Marysville Community Food Bank.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 360-363-8400. No pets, please.

 

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