Families turned out to the Crawford Center in Shawano for the 12th annual Touch-a-Truck event, which allowed kids of all ages a chance to interact and sit in many different kinds of trucks and vehicles.
“It’s a good community event,” said Parks Department Activities Director Dana Dillenburg. “It’s fun for all ages and something that you can do together as a family. We have about 30 vehicles this year, which I think is the most we’ve ever had. A huge draw is the cement truck and the racecar.”
Another popular display that caught the attention of many was getting to learn more about liquid nitrogen, but there were many other popular vehicles on display, including anything from police vehicles, to tractors and a speed boat.
“They love the experience of being able to go into the trucks and machines and experience what it’s really like,” said one parent named Abby. “[My daughter] really seems to enjoy the school bus. I don’t know why, but she does.”
Whether kids were learning about the vehicles or taking pictures with Smokey the Bear, the annual community event continued to be a draw for many families.