On Saturday, October 28th, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) will host its second annual Touch-A-Truck event. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment and many other big machines that make kids of all ages say “whoa!” will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of S. Third Street in Downtown Smithfield.
Children will have the opportunity to climb in and explore vehicles from local emergency responder agencies and businesses while talking to equipment professionals and learning about these machines and their role in the community. Bring your appetite, as there will be a wide variety of food trucks to satisfy every craving. Families can also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, and special guest appearances. A horn-free quiet hour will be offered from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Admission is free, and all-access passes for the Playland, which includes bounce houses, face painting, games, and more will be available for $5. Touch-A-Truck proceeds will benefit the Me Fine Foundation.
“We are excited to build upon our first Touch-A-Truck, which was a very successful event,” said Dana Peterson, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chairwoman. “With more than fifty trucks and more activities, Touch-A-Truck is growing, and we can’t wait to see the reaction to some of our new additions!”
About the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield
The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JWL’s impact has been significant. Since the league’s establishment in February 2016, the JWL has presented $25,000 in community donations and completed more than 2,900 hours of community service. Members continue to volunteer and raise money benefiting six community organizations.