Junior Women’s League Raises $7,500 For Me Fine Foundation

The JWL Touch-A-Truck Committee: Front Row: Meredith Fordham, Susan Culbreth, Charley Lane, Brooke Navarro, Sarah Edwards, Dana Peterson, Dana Satterfield, Austin Yansom, Amanda Brown, Megan Lee, Ashley Stevens. Back Row: Caroline Wood, Lee Byrd, Hannah Keel, Kristen Wagner, Jessica Davis, Amber Stancil. On Tractor: Chesley Breitenbach, Destiny Savage, Carol Anne Oakes.

The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) has announced they raised $7,500 for the Me Fine Foundation during their 2nd Annual Touch­-A-­Truck fundraiser.

The Oct. 28th Touch-A-Truck event was a huge hit with kids of all ages. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and all the other big machines that make kids say “whoa!” were on display in Downtown Smithfield. “Touch-A-Truck provides a fun-filled day for the entire family, where kids have the opportunity to explore all types of vehicles.  This is one of the many ways the Junior Women’s League gives back to the community” said Dana Peterson, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chair.

Children had an opportunity to climb in and explore vehicles from emergency response agencies, local businesses, and vehicles used for hobbies at the Interstate Outdoor Truck Stop.  They were also able to talk to the people who serve on these vehicles and learn more about these machines and their role in our community. Families enjoyed face painting, bounce houses, guest appearances and more in the True Joy Landscaping Playland.

Seven food trucks were on site in the Food Pavilion to provide guests many savory options for lunch. With attendance of approximately 2,500, JWL’s 2nd Annual Touch­-A­-Truck event raised $7,500 for the Me Fine Foundation.

“The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield’s second annual Touch-­A­-Truck was an enjoyable experience for all who attended. In addition to providing fun for families, it benefits an outstanding organization that was founded by one of Johnston County’s own and benefits children and families at the Duke, UNC, and Wake Med Children’s Hospitals. JWL is grateful for the support of so many individuals and local businesses that made this event possible.” stated JWL President, Meredith Fordham.