Decatur’s annual Touch a Truck returns

Posted by Dena Mellick March 16, 2016
Decatur's annual Touch a Truck event. Photo from Be Active Decatur

Decatur’s annual Touch a Truck event. Photo from Be Active Decatur

Decatur’s annual Touch a Truck event is back on Saturday, Mar. 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Children will get an up-close look at those giant trucks they see every day. Be Active Decatur said in an email, “The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display.”

Also at the event, according to Be Active Decatur:

School Bus Safety! City Schools of Decatur will have a school bus on site and children have the opportunity to learn about school bus safety.

Car Seat Installation Demonstration! Learn how to properly install child safety seats. Decatur Fire and a Decatur High School Senior will be demonstrating the correct installation. Bring your questions and keep your children safe.

Ride Your Bike! We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Decatur Active Living and Decatur Fire are celebrating National Nutrition Month at this annual event. National Nutrition Month is a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

There will also be a booth to weigh in on updating the Decatur Comprehensive Plan, which looks at the physical infrastructure of the city. It all takes place at the Callaway Building parking lot on 120 West Trinity Place in Decatur.

The city said, “In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 25. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or Be sure to visit for up to date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.”

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