EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP FINALIZES PLANS TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT
Arch Helicopter to land at event.
Edwardsville, IL — June 18, 2014… Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles today announced that the Township will host a Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, June 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Edwardsville Township Community Park, located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville, Illinois. This free community event will give area families and children the opportunity to explore the various vehicles they see every day and some that are rarely accessible.
“We are excited to offer this free event to the community. Name a child who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck, a police car, a big rig, or a bulldozer,” said Miles. “The Touch-a-Truck event will provide an exclusive opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery – all in one place! Arch Helicopter will be landing during the event as well.”
Children will be allowed to touch, explore, and learn about their favorite vehicles in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and how these vehicles support community. Confirmed participants include emergency response vehicles from Edwardsville Police Department, Edwardsville Fire Department, and Glen Carbon Fire Protection District; a race car from Gateway Race Track; a solar powered car from SWIC; a tractor from Sloan’s Implement; tow trucks from Cross Auto Body and Towing and S & K Repair Service; a utility truck from Ameren; a bus from Madison County Transit; and a dump truck, a back hoe, a front loader, and a mowing tractor from Edwardsville Township Road and Bridge.
For more information about the event, visit the Township website at www.edwardsvilletownship.com.
Edwardsville Township is comprised of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside of these two municipalities. The Township Supervisor’s office is located at 300 West Park in Edwardsville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Learn more about Edwardsville Township online at www.edwardsvilletownship.com or contact the Township Offices by phone at 618-656-0292.