Kids of all ages are invited to Touch-A-Truck, during the fifth annual benefit event for Monmouth Day Care Center.

Press release from Monmouth Day Care Center

The parking lot of Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, will once again be the scene of popular all-ages “funraiser” on Saturday, September 20, when Monmouth Day Care Center hosts its fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event.

Between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm,  ambulances, fire engines, dump trucks and other construction equipment will be displayed in the Middle School parking lot, where kids will get a closer look at the vehicles they love to see in their neighborhoods every day. Children are encouraged to explore the vehicles in a safe environment, while the owners and operators are on hand to describe how the vehicles work and what kind of jobs they do.

In addition to the vehicles on display, the entrance fee includes crafts, games and music.  Food vendors will be on site, and a 50-50 raffle will be held.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Monmouth Day Care Center, a non-profit celebrating its 45th Anniversary of providing an excellent early childhood program to the children of the greater Red Bank community.

“Every kid stops and watches when a police car or fire engine races by. This event gives them a chance to get to know these vehicles and the men and women who work with them, while contributing to a good cause,” said Heidi Zaentz, Executive Director of Monmouth Day Care Center, a facility accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Tickets are $12 for a family of four if purchased in advance from, or $15 at the door.