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'TOUCH-A-TRUCK' event will let kids explore fire trucks, police cars, big rigs and more

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Kids Explore a Fire Truck featured at an annual Touch-A-Truck event (Photo courtesy Touch a Truck)

Kids are often fascinated with police cars, fire trucks, and other noticeable vehicles that they see driving on the roads. The annual 'TOUCH-A-TRUCK' event, held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will give these kids a chance to give them a closer look.

Children of all ages can get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles and to personally meet Las Vegas’ everyday heroes. Parents and their kids can get a close-up experience with big rigs, fire trucks, police cars, construction trucks and more as they learn about what makes each vehicle so unique.

This year the organization is expecting roughly 70 featured vehicles and more than 7,000 engine enthusiasts to attend.

Children who are more sensitive to loud noises can participate during the horn-free time from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

“We are looking forward to bringing this amazing event back to our community,” said TOUCH-A-TRUCK Chair Carolyn Wheeler. “TOUCH-A-TRUCK helps parents to expose their children to something that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.”

All proceeds will benefit Family to Family Connection. Located inside the Cambridge Community Center, Family to Family Connection serves families with children from birth to age five in classes and programs that include pre-kindergarten readiness, development activities, visits from community partners and monthly field trips. All classes are free but require advance registration.

Tickets to TOUCH-A-TRUCK can be purchased for $6 per person at www.touchatruck.com.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $8 per person. For more information about Family to Family Connection, visit www.family2familylv.com.

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