Do you or maybe a little someone in your family have a fascination with all things having to do with trucks? Then you need to head out to the 8th annual Touch-A-Truck event on October 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency and will take place at the Recreation Center at 7545 Main St. in Woodstock.
This free event will give your child, and your inner child, the opportunity to see up close and personal and even get on and explore a vast array of trucks and equipment. Some of these vehicles are important to our everyday lives while others are just plain fun.
Expected to be in attendance are public safety vehicles including a fire truck, police car, ambulance, and police motorcycles. Large scale commercial vehicles like a wrecker, dump truck, recycling truck, and bucket trick are among the other vehicles that can be viewed up close.
Just for fun, the Sparkles Skate Car will also be there. In case you are not familiar with this vehicle, it is a car shaped like a giant roller skate. Here is an excerpt from a recent post on the Sparkles Skating Rink website.
“The Sparkles skate car was purchased in 1975 out of Daytona, Florida. It was one of only nine built by a Mr. Strickland. Jeff’s father, Mr. Couey, made the trip down to the sunshine state to purchase the car as a unique way to advertise his skating rink……..It is built on the chassis of a VW bus and runs off of a VW engine. The skate body is made of fiberglass.”