Junior League of Saint Paul to Host Inaugural Touch A Truck Event


The Junior League of Saint Paul (JLSP) presents its first-ever Touch A Truck event where kids and kids at heart can "Climb, Learn, Discover" on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm at Roseville Area High School. Everyone is invited to explore their favorite big vehicles and meet the people who operate them. Free admission. More information, including how to become a vendor or sponsor, at http://www.jlsp.org/touchatruck.



Trucks: They build our homes and highways, they bring us the food we eat, and they help keep us safe. Touch A Truck is an opportunity to "Climb, Learn, Discover" more about these powerful machines, while supporting JLSP's mission to improve the East Metro community, by providing a fun, free, educational event for all families.

Media Contact:        Katie Misukanis, President, JLSP
                                    president@jlsp.org / 651-291-7377

What: Youngsters and adults will have the opportunity to look at and sit on trucks and equipment from area public safety departments and multiple local businesses.  Family-friendly vendors, games, and entertainment will be on hand, as well as food and drink for purchase. Children will be invited to have their faces painted, make thank-you cards for our troops, and receive autographs from Nordy, the Minnesota Wild mascot (from 12:00-1:00 pm). Plus, there will be opportunities to win various prizes through a raffle and games!

Who: Local fire and police officials, marked and unmarked squad cars, vintage and modern fire trucks, a KSTP Channel 5 news van, an Army vehicle, Nordy the Minnesota Wild mascot, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royal Guards, an Aspen Waste garbage truck, an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer, Coborn’s delivery van, and many more!

Where: Roseville Area High School, 1240 County Road B2 West. Free parking available. Accessible via Metro Transit bus route 227 (stop #4060 at Hamline Ave. & CR B2) 

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Admission: Free! 

Donations are appreciated and support JLSP's commitment to improving communities, promoting voluntarism, and developing the potential of women.

JLSP is excited to bring together local businesses and neighbors from across the community for this free event.  “Touch A Truck was created with the idea of providing a fun, educational, and hands on experience for kids of all ages.  We encourage those attending to climb on, learn about, and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles,” said Touch A Truck event chair Debby Hyduke. 

The Junior League of Saint Paul would like to thank Kane Transport, Inc. and Park Midway Bank, generous sponsors of Touch A Truck.

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