Junior Women’s League 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Nov. 5

Child playing at the 2021 Touch-A-Truck event. Contributed photo

SMITHFIELD – The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) will host its seventh annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Downtown Smithfield.

Touch-A-Truck is a unique and interactive fundraiser that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build Johnston County communities. Trucks on display will include emergency vehicles, tractors, machinery, construction equipment, farm equipment, service and delivery trucks, and more.

This event will also include food trucks, inflatables, special guests, face painting, and so much more. Admission is free.

Child sitting in skid steer at the 2021 Touch-A-Truck event. Contributed photo

Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck will directly benefit Johnston County through JWL’s initiatives like the Johnston County Blessing Boxes and Peanut Butter Buddies. Funds also support grants for other Johnston County nonprofits to assist with the development of programs benefiting women and children. JWL has awarded over $135,000 in Community Impact Grants since its inception in January 2016.

JWL is seeking the support of the community through event sponsorships and commitments to showcase unique vehicles, which aren’t limited to just trucks.  Details and registration forms are available at www.jwlsmithfield.com.