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2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck This Saturday

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Kids young and old love to climb on and in trucks, flash the lights, turn on the sirens or honk the horn.  This Saturday’s 2nd  Annual Touch-A-Truck event (May 13) gives everyone the chance to do just that as literally tons of equipment will be on display at the free event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in DeBow Park.   

After last year’s inaugural Touch-A-Truck drew over 2,000 people, event organizers are understandably excited about the potential for Saturday’s round two, which has grown significantly with many more pieces of equipment on display.

“We worked together with the Hopkinsville Police Department last year on the new event and we weren’t quite sure what turnout to expect,” said Tab Brockman, Hopkinsville Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.  “We had a good representation of equipment and the crowd was huge.  This year should be even bigger since we’ve got lots more equipment, including more combines, race cars, military gear from Fort Campbell, construction equipment and the return of the popular Air Evac helicopter.”

The free event expands this year to feature over 50 pieces of equipment on display.  Attendees will also get to enjoy bouncers, music, face painting, lots of food, and giveaways from the participating companies (while they last).

Thomas Street will be closed between North Drive and Iris Street during the event to allow for ample equipment display room.  YMCA soccer will also be going on as scheduled Saturday.  Overflow parking will be available at the adjacent West Kentucky Fairgrounds campus.

The 2017 Touch-A-Truck is sponsored by Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation, Hopkinsville Police Department, Hopkinsville Fire Department and the Christian County Sheriff Department.

For additional questions, contact Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290, visit the event page on Facebook, or on the web.

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