Touch-A-Truck a Huge Success

Posted on: April 9, 2016

Laurel Main Street, hosted Touch a Truck, in conjunction with the City of Laurel in downtown Laurel to the delight of hundreds of kids and kids-at-heart.

At this one-day event allowed children and their parents to physically touch, sit in, climb on, and learn about a variety of trucks from the people who protect, serve and keep communities across South Mississippi running. The City of Laurel had several public service vehicles including a fire truck, police squad cars, public works vehicles and multiple utility trucks for kids to explore.

In addition to exploring a wide range of trucks, children also relished in range of activities including “train rides,” balloons from Community Bank, child ID kits with Lori Hearn State Farm, and a variety of games run by the Laurel-Jones County Library and Junior Auxiliary of Laurel. The first 100 guests at Touch a Truck will received a yellow construction hat to wear while they have fun, courtesy of Mississippi.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck will go towards the Laurel Main Street Façade Grant that assists downtown businesses in renovating buildings and revitalizing public areas. A portion of this year’s proceeds will help with the “Light Up Downtown” project that will help to install holiday lights on buildings located on Magnolia Street, Oak Street, Commerce Street, and Central Avenue.

Josh Nowell, a downtown Laurel business developer with son, Samuel, enjoy exploring.

Josh Nowell, a downtown Laurel business developer with son, Samuel, enjoy exploring.

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