Touch A Truck 2017

Touch A Truck 2017


On Saturday, May 20, 2017 the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor our tenth annual Touch A Truck event.  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 vehicles.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary, LifeStar will be making a special appearance. The helicopter will land at 9am, share information for two hours and take off at 11am. Plan to arrive early for this not-to-be-missed opportunity to see LifeStar up close and personal!

In addition to LifeStar, there will be will be a smoke truck, Dunkin Mobile, bucket truck, Channel 3 satellite truck, dump truck, paramedic van, police cruiser, two different limousines, US Navy patrol boat, moving van, aerial lift truck, a Reynolds Subaru, several Crest Ford trucks and more!  Children can climb the various vehicles and sit in the driver’s seat. They will be able to see, touch, and interact with the wide variety of vehicles and learn their functions. This unique event will feature vehicles from law enforcement, fire departments, commercial companies, industrial companies and rental companies.

Once they have explored all of the various vehicles, the children can go on to experience crafts, face painting, hair beading and balloon animals. Roaming Railroad will be on hand to give rides around the park for an additional charge. The delight and fun of all of these activities can be captured in memory by snapping a picture in Crest Ford’s special photo van.

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

The requested donation is $4 per person.  Children age two and under are admitted free.

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.

For more information, call Krissa Beene at 860-443-2896, ext. 1406.