5th Annual Touch-A-Truck Returns Saturday

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The 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck returns to the Debow Recreational Complex after it was canceled last year due to COVID-19.

Taylor Duke with Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation says the event is free and gives everyone from children to children-at-heart the chance to explore and get hands-on experience with literally tons of equipment.

According to Duke, over 40 pieces of equipment are expected at Saturday’s event including garbage trucks, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tractors, construction equipment, army vehicles, and even an Air Evac helicopter.

Duke says besides the amazing variety of equipment, kids will also get free face painting by Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. She adds that everyone is welcome to enjoy free hot dogs from Second Baptist Church and snow cones from the Emergency Communication Center.

The equipment will be on Playground Way at the complex Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Officials note Thomas Street will be closed between North Drive and Iris Street during the event to allow ample room for equipment to be displayed. Duke says YMCA soccer will also be going on as scheduled at DeBow Park on Saturday. She adds overflow parking will be available at the West Kentucky Fairgrounds.

The Touch-A-Truck event is presented in conjunction with the Hopkinsville Police Department, Hopkinsville Fire Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and Parks and Recreation.

The 2021 Touch-A-Truck is also sponsored by WKDZ and WHVO.

For additional questions, call Parks and Recreation at (270) 887-4290.