Word on the Street

The latest news in and around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: Word on the Street has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Word on the Street.
Visit the new section.

Kids and adults can get up close and personal with big vehicles at Touch-A-Truck Saturday

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Sep. 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm with No Comments »
September 8, 2010 2:30 pm

Kids always have a fascination with trucks. For that matter, so do many adults.

So, if you’re inclined, you can clamber into a driver’s seat and even honk a horn


on a variety of vehicles during the Touch-A-Truck event at Sprinker Recreation Center on Saturday.

It’s set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the center’s parking lot and will include “military and construction vehicles, fire engines, command center, public safety equipment and more,” according to a news release from Pierce County.

Kids are encouraged to touch and climb on all of the vehicles as they learn about what each one does in the community, the news release adds.

But all the horn honking has to take place by noon. The period from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. is a designated¬† “no horns” time for people sensitive to the noise.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, go  www.piercecountywa.org/parks.

Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0