CONTACT: Julie Willmot                  
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TRENTON, N.J. - Whether looking out from the cab of a massive dump truck, or running your hands along the claw of a tough bulldozer, Mercer County Improvement Authority’s annual “Touch-A-Truck’’ event offers children of all ages an opportunity to connect with the vehicles that get the job done. The 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outdoors at the Sovereign Bank Arena, rain or shine.

“Touch-A-Truck gives children the thrill of a lifetime by letting them experience what it’s like to climb into a variety of trucks and vehicles,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “It’s also a thrill for adults to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they light up with excitement. This event has proven to be one of the most enjoyable for the whole family year after year in Mercer County.”

Fire trucks, ambulances, loaders, garbage trucks, mail trucks – are just some of the dozens of vehicles that will be on display.  County employees and owners of area companies will display their polished vehicles and will be on hand to answer questions—and to allow children to climb in or on their vehicles. 

Touch-A-Truck will also feature a food court, face painter and special visitors “Bob the Builder,” “Scorch” of the Trenton Devils”, and “Will U. Recycle” of the MCIA.

Sponsors of the event are: Central Jersey Waste & Recycling, Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey, Hawk’s Towing, Joseph Jingoli and Son, Inc., Mercer Group International, New Jersey Education Association, Laborers Local 172 of South Jersey, Sovereign Bank Arena, and Waters & Bugbee, Inc.,. 

For more information, please contact Brenda Ricci at (609) 278-8100.