From the neighbor’s house to the White House, there’s no denying that big rig trucks, emergency equipment and other heavy-duty machines hold a special appeal for kids of all ages — and when the opportunity presents itself to climb into the driver’s seat, it’s a rare treat indeed.
Ask the staff of Red Bank’s Monmouth Day Care Center and they’ll surely agree that the safely supervised combination of kids and trucks is a winning formula — and when the Touch-a-Truck event returns to the parking lot of Red Bank Middle School this Saturday morning, it will mark the eighth annual appearance of a successful FUNraising vehicle that’s well worth waiting for.
Sponsored by ACA Computers, and presented “rain or shine” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the benefit for borough-based MDCC and its well-regarded early childhood programs encourages kids to get up-close and hands-on with an array of ambulances, fire engines, military equipment, limousines, dump trucks and other construction rigs — all in a carefully controlled environment, with owners and operators on hand to explain the jobs done by these hard-working kings of the road.
As in past editions, food vendors will be on site, 50-50 raffle tickets will be available for sale, and the event will also boast a variety of craft vendors, games (activity tickets required) and live music.
General admission tickets are $20 for a family of up to four if purchased in advance. Take it here for advance tickets and additional information on sponsorship levels, or call (732)741-4313 — and bring a nonperishable food item for another hard-working Red Bank nonprofit, Lunch Break.