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Bronxville Touch-A-Truck Event Raises $15,000 For Hungry Families

The Westchester County Police Department provided a helicopter at the Bronxville Junior League's fundrasier.
The Westchester County Police Department provided a helicopter at the Bronxville Junior League's fundrasier. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Tuckahoe trolley is one of the more popular attractions annually at the Touch-a-Truck event.
The Tuckahoe trolley is one of the more popular attractions annually at the Touch-a-Truck event. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Although the Junior League of Bronxville’s Touch-a Truck fundraiser has become a village staple, the volunteers that put the event together have continued to innovate, with this year being the organization’s most successful.

More than 1,000 southern Westchester residents crowded the fields at the Immaculate Conception School in Tuckahoe, where they raised more than $15,000 that will be used to alleviate hunger throughout Westchester County.

This year’s event featured several mainstays from years past, including the Tuckahoe Trolley, the Nature Center’s hayride and emergency vehicles from several local municipalities. New this year was a cherry picker, which provided a unique view for those brave enough to take to the skies, and a helicopter landing from the Westchester County Police Department.

Some of the county’s youngest residents were educated by the experts that make use of the vehicles every day about how they work and why they are important. There was also a concert by Bossy Frog, music by DJ Samir and representatives from Mickey Spillane’s and Fabio’s Hair Studio provided face painting and fun children’s hairstyles.

Toni Haugh, co-chair of the event, said that the annual event provides an opportunity for children to get hands-on with a variety of vehicles that are utilized in public service, construction, utility, landscaping and transportation. There is also an antique car show for parents while their children are busy learning.

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