Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Touch a Truck a honking good time

The Parents’ Voice Shawville put on their second Touch a Truck event, seeing over 400 attend the Saturday event. Pictured, Arthur Mask was all smiles behind the wheel of a Shawville-Clarendon Fire Department firetruck.
GELAM Riding Stables had horses at the event, offering free rides to the kids. Pictured, Noah Shanks goes for the old, ‘Look ma, no hands!’
Avery Corrigan, driving, beckons on more passengers with the help of her sister, Charlotte Corrigan.
From left: Bentley Lalonde, kneeling, shows his friends Gavin Roy and Marcus Gonzalez-Telford how to operate his dad’s tow truck.
The event was free, with the Parents’ Voice collecting donations to outfit Mill Dam Park with a Sail Shade. From left: Stewart Walsh gets a lesson in woodcutting from Ross Vowles.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE July 7, 2018
The Shawville Fairgrounds was repurposed into a playground parking lot for all sorts of local vehicles, as kids ran about experiencing demonstrations, honking truck horns and more at an event on Saturday.
That’s because the Parents’ Voice Shawville held their second Touch a Truck event, offering excited youngsters the chance to climb about and hop in the driver’s seat of everything from Zambonis through to firetrucks, school buses, dragsters and more.
Met with an outstanding turnout, according to Parents’ Voice committee member Patti Moffat, the event was a hit right from the start at 10 a.m.
“There were at least 400 people, it’s hard to keep track,” said Moffat, of attendance. “It’s been incredible, at 10 o’clock it was like a wall of people [arriving].”


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