Touch a Truck is May 5th

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Let’s hope for a sunny day!

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, May 5 from 10am until 1pm for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels.  The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display. This year we will even have a solar panel display truck!

Ride the train! This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH lot. We encourage visitors to ride the train to the event and make this a family field trip!

Register your bike!  We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Food Drive! March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. Parking is limited so consider riding the train, walking or biking to the event. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com. Be sure to visit www.beactivedecatur.com for up-to-date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Decatur, MARTA and Chick-Fil-A Decatur.

Love Run 5K is February 27

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To commemorate Teen Dating Violence Month in February, please join DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston on February 27th for The Love Run 5. The race will start on The Decatur Square at 8:30 a.m. and is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Register now at bit.do/loverun or at Big Peach at 114 East Trinity Place on Friday, 2/26.

Touch A Truck Quite a Success

Thanks to the City of Decatur Fire, Police and Public Works Departments and DeKalb County Fire, Public Works, Traffic Engineering and Sanitation for bringing out lots of trucks and other vehicles for the annual Touch A Truck event held last Saturday in Decatur.

More than 2000 people attended and had a great time exploring, seeing, climbing in (and on), and of course touching the trucks. We collected three barrels of food for DEAM which the Decatur Firefighters will deliver. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Enjoy the photos!

Touch A Truck is Saturday – The Weather WILL Be Sunny!

The Weather Channel says it will be 68 degrees and sunny on Saturday, so celebrate by coming out to Touch A Truck!

The City of Decatur and DeKalb County will have a variety of trucks and other vehicles to explore.

When:    Saturday, March 8, 10 am – 1 pm

Where:  Callaway Parking Lot, 120 West Trinity Place

Why:       It’s loads of fun!

Cost:  Free, but we ask you to bring a non-perishable food item to Feed The Hungry. Decatur Active Living is partnering with Decatur Fire to celebrate March which is National Nutrition Month.

Touch A Truck and Get a Sticker!!

Touch A Truck and Get a Sticker!!

Touch a Truck and Help Feed the Hungry

This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held on Saturday, March 8 from 10 am until 1 pm and includes a Food Drive to Feed the Hungry.

???????????????????????????????Children of all ages are invited to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. Vehicles from both Decatur and Decatur County will be featured and inlcude Fire engines, street sweepers, police patrol car and motorcycle, a bukcet truck, garbage trucks and the crowd favorite, the VAC truck.

The event is free, but please bring canned or non-perishable food in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Decatur Active Living and Decatur Firefighters will be collecting the food to “Feed the Hungry”.

Where:    Callaway Parking Lot, 120 West Trinity Place

When:   Saturday, March 8, 10 am – 1 pm

For more information, please contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Enjoy some photos from last year’s event!

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Touch A Truck Fun

Last Saturday was the annual Touch A Truck Event and it was wonderful! Thanks to the drivers from both City of Decatur and DeKalb County for giving up a Saturday morning to share their vehicles with the children (and their parents).

Here are some photos of the fun, and be sure to check out our Facebook page to see more. Be sure to LIKE our page while you are there.

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A View From the Deck

A View From the Deck

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Touch a Truck This Saturday, March 9th

DSC02942It’s time for the event you have been waiting for!  Touch A Truck will be held this Saturday, March 9th from 10am until 1pm in the Calloway Parking lot, 120 West Trinity Place. Free parking is available across the street in the DeKalb County parking deck.

Children of all ages are invited to  touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels.  The City of Decatur and DeKalb County will have fire trucks, police cars, police motorcycle, dump trucks, tractors and many other vehicles on display.

Hopefully it won’t rain, but it if does we have scheduled a rain date for April 20.

For more information contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

Marcell will be back with the ever popular VAC truck!

Marcell will be back with the ever popular VAC truck!

Touch A Truck March 5

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 5th for the annual Touch A Truck event. This fun community event gives children of all ages a chance to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County will have fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles, bicycles and many other vehicles on display.

The event will be held in the Callaway Parking Lot, 120 West Trinity Place from 10am until 1pm. Just in case it rains, the rain date is April 30th. The event is free to the community.

Hope to see you at Touch A Truck!