EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – The Junior League of Bronxville’s Touch-A-Truck event is set to take to the air this year, as the annual event will feature a helicopter landing from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
Touch-A-Truck, now in its fifth year, is one of the Junior League’s longest running, and most popular events events. It provides children the opportunity to climb aboard the bulldozers, tractor-trailers, fire trucks and other vehicles that help support the community each day.
In addition to the traditional vehicles this year’s event will feature the helicopter, the Tuckahoe Trolley and an Army truck.
As always, the experts that make use of the vehicles everyday will be on hand to answer questions and share tips and tricks from their jobs.
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 will also be a section of antique and classic cars for parents to peruse while their children are busy learning.
“Touch-A-Truck is a family oriented event where our kids can touch everything,” she said.
“Children will be able to climb on and ask questions about the vehicles and equipment and learn how these machines help us and our community,” co-chair Vicki Hoffman added.
This year, to go along with the vehicles, there will be a face painter and balloon artist, a bounce house and exhibits from Main Street Pediatrics and Au Pair in America. Animals that call the SPCA of Westchester and Greenburgh Nature Center home will also be available for kids and parents alike.
The Bossy Frog Band will perform a concert at 10:30 a.m., with disc jockey Samir filling in after that.
Touch-A-Truck will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Immaculate Conception School on Winterhill Road in Tuckahoe. Tickets will cost $10 at the door on the day of the event. Proceed from Touch-A-Truck will support the Junior League’s mission to fight hunger and promote nutrition in the county.
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