Do you know a child that's fascinated by large trucks?
Then it's time to put their toys away. There's an event this weekend that will give them a chance to see real, huge trucks up close and personal.
The Touch a Truck fundraiser and food drive will be 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Broadneck Park in Arnold. In case it rains, the event will be moved to Sunday.
"Kids love big things that move," said Kara McGuirk-Allison, the event's organizer. "That's the basic idea behind this."
This weekend kids can get hands-on experience with trucks and tractors, and learn how the massive vehicles work. There will also be a toy fire truck raffle, supplied by Franklin's Toys of Severna Park.
Area agencies and businesses participating in the Touch a Truck event include:
- Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Dept.
- Anne Arundel County Recycling
- Goode Trash Removal
- Richard's Tree Care
- Central Sod
- Carroll Bros. Mini Excavator and Dump Truck
- Chesapeake Charters School Bus
- City of Annapolis Trolley Bus
- Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Department
- 24/7 Collision Care
The cost is $10 for each family plus at least one nonperishable food item.
The Friends have hosted several events this year to raise funds for the park's playground. In April, they hosted a Kite Festival, and in September, they're planning a golf tournament at the Bay Hills Golf Course in Arnold.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreations and Parks have also set aside $35,000 for playground renovations in this year's budget.