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Get ready to explore, learn and BEEP at Hospice of Guernsey's 3rd annual Touch A Truck, Saturday, June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deerassic Park.
Touch A Truck is a FREE family event that allows children of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. (Donations will be accepted, but there is no admission cost.) Along with the 'trucks' there will be basket raffles, a ride on power wheel raffle, a hands-on play area, and face painting.
New this year, the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties will hold their Community Campaign Kick-off in conjunction with Touch A Truck. They will offer food by donation and host fun family activities.
"Last year we had about 30 'trucks'. This year the lineup is even bigger, we have 48 vehicles planning to participate," said Hospice of Guernsey outreach coordinator, Jenna Conaway. "The community is really coming together to help us make Touch A Truck a wonderful experience for families."
"We're also really excited about our expanded activities area. The kids can paint with trucks, change tires at the pitstop challenge, and make giant bubbles."
All funds raised go to patient care and bereavement services. Many businesses sponsored Touch A Truck including: Pine Tree Towing & Recovery, The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge Used Cars, Caldwell Redi-Mix Concrete, Dyno Nobel, Lanzer Excavating, Cambridge Classic Ford, Dunning Motor Sales, Crock Construction Co., and Southeastern Ohio Counseling Center, LLC.
Trucks on display include:
Air Evac Helicopter
Antrim Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance and Fire Truck
Asplundh Bucket Truck
Bills Towing Pink Tow Truck
Buckey Disposal Garbage Trucks
Buckeye Water Service Water Truck
City of Cambridge Plow Truck and Street Sweeper
Crock Construction Custom Truck
Daily Jeffersonian Delivery Van
Deerassic School Bus
Dyno Nobel Truck
Guernsey County Sheriff's Special Response Vehicle
Guernsey Muskingum Electric Bucket Truck
Jim's Towing Character Truck
Levicor Logistics Car Carrier
Ohio Army National Guard Trucks
Ohio State Highway Patrol Car
Pinetree Towing Trucks
RJ Wright & Sons LTD Fuel Truck
Rockin Rolling Ice Cream Truck
Salt Fork Ranger Truck
Senior Center Van
Smith Concrete Truck
South Eastern Equipment Machinery
Southeastern Ohio Counseling Center Raptor
Taylor Family Motorsports Pulling Trucks
That Just Happened Motorsports Rough Trucks
TK Gas Mack Truck
Tom Brown Trucking Mack Trucks
Travis Burris Rough Truck
Travis Stevens Rough Truck
USPS Mail Truck
Wilson's Rough Truck
*Truck lineup subject to change*
About Hospice of Guernsey, Inc.:
Hospice offers comfort care to persons as they near the end of life's journey. Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. tries to meet the patient's needs: physical, emotional, social, and spiritual; as well as the needs of the family.
Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. serves patients who reside in Guernsey, Noble, and Western Belmont counties, regardless of the diagnosis, age, gender, race, nationality, creed, sexual orientation, physical condition, or the ability to reimburse for hospice care. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurances, donations, the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties, Inc., and fundraisers.