Building off a successful event last year, the City of Yuma will roll out an interesting array of trucks and give residents a chance to touch and see them up close at a free family event that will also include crafts, games and food.
Touch-A-Truck will take place between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the park grounds around Joe Henry Optimist Center, 1793 S. 1st Ave. Parks and Recreation will host one of its park socials there from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., featuring games, activities, and hotdogs and refreshments while supplies last.
Attendees will be invited to touch, explore and in some cases sit inside trucks from various City departments and learn about their capabilities and functions. Vehicles on display include a firetruck, street sweeper, garbage truck, police special enforcement vehicle and a utilities digger, plus one retired military vehicle modified to resemble a monster truck.
Nonprofit agencies will offer hands-on crafts, face-painting and other activities while providing useful information, including basic health screenings.
The Candy Land perimeter sidewalk will also be available for those who may choose to try it out.
“Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that will offer children a hands-on opportunity to see, touch, and explore the vehicles that protect, build, and serve our community,” said Assistant Director of Community Development Rhonda Lee-James.