Reminder: Touch-a-Truck is Saturday, March 25

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 24, 2017

Adrian is all smiles at the Touch-A-Truck event with his father Bryan Castle. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Decatur Active Living invites all kids (and their parents) to the city’s annual Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, Mar. 25.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. local children can learn can check out a variety of cool vehicles including dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles. There will also be a school bus available for exploration.

The annual event will take place in the North lot of the East Lake MARTA station. Parking is limited, so riding MARTA, walking, or biking is encouraged.

Families can hop on MARTA and kick off the day with a train ride. If you’re riding your bike, you can register your bike with the Decatur Police Department, which will give out “a special bike pin.”

March is National Nutrition Month, so Touch-a-Truck joined the campaign and will have a food drive for Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM). The food drive will accept canned and nonperishable food items.

Contact Cheryl Burnette at 678-553- 6541 or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com with any questions.

Here’s the full announcement from the city of Decatur:

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels. 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.

Ride the train! This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH lot. We encourage visitors to ride the train to the event and make this a family field trip!

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.

Register 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!

Food Drive! March is National Nutrition Month, 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.

Car Seat Check! Decatur Firefighters will be conducting car seat checks.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. Parking is limited so consider riding the train, walking or biking to the event.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Be sure to visit www.beactivedecatur.com for up-to-date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Decatur, MARTA and Two Men and a Truck.

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