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East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency-TOUCH A TRUCK

Posted By: June H

Published 03/28/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 04/01/2013 10:34 AM


Fire-engines, Food, Face-painting, and Photos- there is no better way to spend a day with your favorite children! The main event is, of course, Trucks! Children will be able to climb, steer, blow horns, and imagine, in an amazing array of trucks. There will be an antique fire truck, smoke truck, bucket truck, cement mixer, satellite truck, Humvee, paramedic van, police cruiser, limousine, aerial lift truck, and a Crest Ford truck.

Once they have explored all of the various trucks, the children can go on to experience crafts, face-painting, and balloon animals. On the Roaming Railroad, a trackless train, they can enjoy short excursions around the top of the park for $2 each.

The delight and fun of all of these activities can be captured in memory by a free photo-shoot of children and family which is sponsored by Crest Ford of Niantic.

Of course, active children work up an appetite. Throughout the day, there will be a new Pizza Truck, along with hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream and soda for sale. No one should go home hungry, but they will go home happy and tired!

This year, the Sixth Annual Touch-A-Truck, co-sponsored by the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCook Point Park in Niantic. (Rain date is Sunday, May 19th.) Save this date on your calendar. Admission is $4 per person. Children age two and under are admitted free of charge.

Don’t miss this fun family event! Proceeds benefit the work of Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT as it meets the needs of over seventeen thousand children and their families annually in our communities.

Additional information can be found on the agency’s website, www.childandfamilyagency.org, or by calling 860-460-2304.

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