Touch-A-Truck 2015

Posted on: April 7, 2015


Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in downtown Laurel.

Children and their parents can 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 during this one-day event. Enjoy activities prepared by many of the exhibitors as well as train rides, Mr. Silly Socks balloon animals, art projects provided by the Junior Auxiliary & LJC Library and a special story time inside the library at 11am and 1pm. The first 100 guests at Touch-a-Truck will receive a free, yellow construction hat to wear while they have fun, courtesy of Mississippi Power.

Trucks will be organized into three categories – Tough & Tactical, Fun & Flashy and Heroes & Helpers. Each group will have workers on hand to educate children about the big jobs their vehicles help them do every day.

Don’t miss a big Touch a Truck favorite – the Baptist Life Flight helicopter will be landing right here in Downtown Laurel for everyone to explore and learn about the vital work this unique machine does for the people of Mississippi.

Parking will be available along Magnolia St, Beacon St, beside the library and throughout Downtown Laurel.

Tickets are available at the gate for $5 per person. Patrons can purchase tickets in advance, 4 for $15, at the Laurel-Jones County Library, Lee’s Coffee & Tea and from committee members. Tickets and t-shirts are also available for purchase at the Laurel Welcome Center, located at 401 Central Avenue. T-shirts are $12 for children’s sizes and $20 for adults.

Proceeds from Touch-a-Truck will go towards Laurel Main Street Facade Grant that assists downtown businesses in renovating the street facades of their buildings and beautification projects. This year’s proceeds will help with a landscaping project along Carroll Gartin Boulevard.

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