Youths ‘Touch-A-Truck’ During Annual Berlin Event
Monster trucks, carnival games and moon bounces will fill Berlin for the annual ‘Touch-A-Truck.’
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the third annual Touch-A-Truck will take place at Stephen Decatur Park in Berlin, Md. The Berlin Chamber of Commerce event, now in its third year, is a free, family-oriented event, centered around fun and education.
During Touch-A-Truck, local police departments, fire companies, public works departments, electric companies, water resources and more will showcase trucks and demos. According to Harrison Albert, administrative assistant for the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, the annual event has been well-received by the community.
“The idea for the event came from the simple thought that kids love to see these big trucks everyday, so why not give them a chance to climb in and see what they are all about?”
Albert compares Touch-A-Truck to a ‘carnival of machinery.’ Not only are there trucks from the county’s fire department and public works offices, but there is a moon bounce and other various activities for the kids to enjoy.
“Really the biggest thing to look forward to is being able to climb up in trucks like a hook and ladder fire engine and see all of the fire fighting tools as well as all of the knobs and switches within the truck,” Albert says.
According to Albert, the event’s sole purpose is to show kids how the men and women of the community do their jobs with this machinery. In addition to the educational aspects, Albert says there’s joy in seeing the kids faces light up as they see all of the parts of the various, elaborate trucks.
To learn more about the event, go to www.facebook.com/events/1711612522422796.