Volunteer Starkville to host Touch-A-Truck Event

A helicopter, fire truck, bucket truck, food truck, bulldozer, ambulance, and tractor will be some of the 30+ trucks and vehicles at this year’s Touch-A-Truck event. Name a kid who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig! Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore and climb on vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery – all in one place! To see a complete list of trucks and equipment on display, visit www.starkvilletouchatruck.com.

The event will be held from 10 am to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) on Saturday, April 22nd at the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane. An all-access pass is available for a $5 fee for each child. There is no charge for parents/guardians.

Free face painting and balloon animals are part of the event. Drinks and chips will be available for sale.

Over 1,400 people attended the event last year (approximately 534 kids). “This is a great learning experience for kids of all ages,” says Jamey Bachman, Director of Volunteer Starkville. “We also have a horn-free period from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kids that are sensitive to loud noises.”

The event is a fundraiser for Volunteer Starkville, a nonprofit organization that serves as the community volunteer center for Clay, Oktibbeha, and Winston Counties.

“Volunteer Starkville helps match volunteers with opportunities, provides training to nonprofits and volunteer leaders, and holds community service projects on National Days of Service and community events,” Bachman says. “We hope everyone will come out and have a good time at this year’s Touch-A-Truck event.”

For more information, visit http://www.starkvilletouchatruck.com or call Volunteer Starkville at 662-268-2865.