Interactive event allows kids to 'touch a truck'

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children will host its second annual Touch A Truck event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Five Points Plaza, the parking lot at Fifth and Evans streets in downtown Greenville.

"The goal of Touch A Truck is to give the children in our community the chance to get up-close and personal with the people, vehicles, and equipment that make our daily lives possible," states a press release from MPPFC.

Children will be able to touch, climb on and honk the horns of fire engines, dump trucks, law enforcement vehicles, tractors, ambulances, bucket trucks, plows, city buses, garbage trucks and recycling trucks.

Heavy-equipment operators will be on hand to answer children's questions.

A no-horn hour for children with hearing sensitivities will be held from 11 a.m.-noon.

Admission is $7 for all attendees over the age of 12 months.

All the money raised at Touch A Truck will remain in the community to help fund programs in early childhood education.

MPPFC is a on-profit agency focusing on early childhood learning and development.