Kids Climb on Trucks at Chapel Hill Event

Touch A Truck

Enjoy a unique, hands-on learning experience with your child by attending Touch-a-Truck on Sunday, April 17, from noon until 4 p.m. at the University Mall parking lot in Chapel Hill.

This year marks the third anniversary of Touch-a-Truck, an event hosted by Boy Scout Troop 39 to benefit the UNC North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Touch-a-Truck gives children the opportunity to touch, climb on, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe and supervised environment.

“This really is a fantastic family event and a unique opportunity for children. The kids get so excited sitting in the driver’s seat and climbing on huge construction trucks, military jeeps, fire trucks and even helicopters,” says Troop 39 coordinator Julie Richardson. “Parents and grandparents get a kick out of it too. We have a lot of fun putting it on and feel great about raising money for UNC Children’s Hospital at the same time.”

Last year, Touch-a-Truck raised more than $5,000 and had nearly 1,000 attendees.

The money raised for the N.C. Children’s Hospital helps fund programs including camps for ill children, training for the parents of high-risk children, meals for families who have children at the hospital for extended periods of time, car seats for children with special needs and more.

There is a $5 entry fee with a maximum charge of $20 per family, regardless of the number of family members attending. There is no admission charge for children younger than 2.

Registration for Touch-a-Truck is not required, and the event will be held rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions, Touch-a-Truck will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 1.

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