Touch a Truck March 25 – New Location!

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Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 25 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.

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!

School Bus Safety! City Schools of Decatur will have a school bus on site and children have the opportunity to learn about school bus safety.

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.

Car Seat Checks! Decatur Fire will be doing car seat checks. Make sure your child is secure!

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. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. 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 Two Men and a Truck.

A Little Rain Does Not Stop Touch a Truck!

Touch a Truck was held this past Saturday and a little bit of rain did not stop the fun!

Thanks to everyone who brought their vehicles and to everyone who came out for a fun morning! Photos say more than words, so enjoy the slide show below and visit our Facebook page to see even more!

We appreciate our new sponsors, Two Men and a Truck. Thanks for bringing the van and some fun!

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Touch a Truck is Saturday!

touch-a-truck-sticker-newJoin Decatur Active Living for the annual Touch a Truck event this Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The event is located in the Callaway Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place.

Touch and climb into vehicles from the City of Decatur and DeKalb County. This year we will also have two school buses so children can learn about school bus safety, and moving trucks from Two Men and a Truck!

Other things happening:
Bike Registration by the Decatur Police Department – ride your bike to the event!

Food Drive:  Decatur Firefighters will be collecting food to “Feed the Hungry” so bring a can or dry goods

Car Seat Installation Demonstrations – learn the proper way to install child car seats

 

For more information contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Touch A Truck Attracted Thousands!!

Wow- the vehicles came and I think that every child in Decatur was there to touch them! Thanks to the folks from DeCatur and DeKalb County who came out to show off their vehicles. These men gave up their Saturday to be there and they are very much appreciated. Enjoy some photos – there are lots more on our Facebook page too.

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Touch a Truck is Saturday!!

The new 2015 sticker!

The new 2015 sticker!

Children of all ages are invited to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks and equipment on wheels this Saturday, March 7 from 10 am until 1 pm. The event takes place in the Callaway Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck adjacent to the event. Both City of Decatur and DeKalb County vehicles will be participating. This event is free to the community.

NEW!! Ride your bike to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police. All who register a bike will receive a free bike pin.

Food Drive!  Bring a non-perishable food item to be collected by the Decatur Firefighters to “Feed the Hungry”. We are celebrating National Nutrition Month.

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

 

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!