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'Touch a Truck ' event comes back to Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Paducah Parks Services will host its award-winning "Touch a Truck" event on Thursday, September 15. 

It will be held in the parking lot at 2nd and Jefferson Streets in downtown Paducah adjacent to the Farmers’ Market on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.

"Touch a Truck" is a free, annual event where kids, teachers and families can see and touch around two dozen different types of vehicles.  

For most of the vehicles, the children get to climb inside, sit behind the steering wheel and honk the horn.

Participants will also get to meet the people who operate the vehicles on a daily basis. 

Vehicles typically participating at the "Touch a Truck" event include a helicopter, fire truck, ambulance, tow truck, concrete mixer, dump truck, garbage truck, trolley and a police car. 

School and church groups are asked to call (270)-444-8508 to pre-register. 

Individuals do not need to pre-register. 

Bus and public parking will be available in the downtown parking lot across from the Whaler’s Catch building. 

Bus drivers are asked to drop students off at 2nd and Jefferson Streets.

The Kentucky Recreation & Park Society recognized "Touch a Truck" with the Outstanding Program Award in 2013. 

For more information about Parks Department events and activities, visit the Parks Services Department at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, visit the website www.paducahky.gov, or call (270)-444-8508.

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