East Lyme Auxiliary’s Touch A Truck

East Lyme Auxiliary’s Touch A Truck


On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor our ninth annual Touch-A-Truck event. (Rain date Sunday, May 22, 2016) This family event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McCook Point Park in Niantic, CT.

Fire-engines, Food, Face-painting, and Photos- there is no better way to spend a day with your favorite children!  The main event is, of course, Trucks!  Children will be able to climb, steer, blow horns, and imagine, in an amazing array of trucks.  There will be an antique fire truck, smoke truck, bucket truck, cement mixer, satellite truck, Humvee, paramedic van, police cruiser, limousine, aerial lift truck, and a Crest Ford truck.  Children can climb various vehicles, sit in the driver’s seat and discover the world of trucks. They will be able to reach the sky in a cherry picker, see, touch, and interact with big trucks and learn their functions. This unique event will feature large trucks and heavy equipment from law enforcement, fire departments, commercial companies, industrial companies, and rental companies.

Once they have explored all of the various trucks, the children can go on to experience crafts, face-painting, and balloon animals.  The delight and fun of all of these activities can be captured in memory by a FREE photo-shoot of children and family which is sponsored by Crest Ford of Niantic.

Of course, active children work up an appetite.  Throughout the day, there will be Pizza, along with hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream and soda for sale.  No one should go home hungry, but they will go home happy and tired!

Admission is $4 per person.  Children age two and under are admitted free of charge.

Don’t miss this fun family event!  Proceeds benefit the work of Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT as it meets the needs of over seventeen thousand children and their families annually in our communities.

Additional information can be found on the agency’s website, www.childandfamilyagency.org, or by calling 860-460-2304.