This Saturday, October 27th, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) will host its third 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 the Truck Stop will include 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 Miracle League of Johnston County. “We are excited to continue to build upon our past two Touch-A-Truck’s, which were very successful,” said Dana Peterson, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chairwoman. “With more than thirty trucks and more activities, Touch-A-Truck is growing, and we can’t wait to see the reaction to some of our new additions!”