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.

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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 Tomorrow, April 21

The long awaited Touch A Truck is tomorrow! Children of all ages are invited to explore a wide variety of vehicles at this annual event held in the Callaway Lot at the corner of Trinity Place and  Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur. The event will begin at 10am and run until 1 pm.

Vehicles from the City of Decatur and DeKalb County include Public  Works vehicles, Fire Trucks, Police Cars, motorcycles, a cement mixer  and more.

Ride your bicycle to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. In the event your bike is lost or stolen, it will be more easily identified and returned to you when recovered.

Free parking is available in the DeKalb County deck adjacent to the event.

Touch A Truck is presented free to the community so be sure to stop by and have some fun!

Touch a Truck April 21st

You may recall that the March Touch a Truck was cancelled due to threat of stormy weather. Well, wait no longer- Touch A Truck is coming up on Saturday, April 21st froom 10am until 1pm in the Callaway Building Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place.

Join us to touch, explore and learn about vehicles from Decatur and DeKalb County fire and police departments, sanitation vehicles, dump trucks, motorcycles and more.

Ride your bike to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. Registering your bicycle helps it to be identified in the event that it is lost or stolen and then recovered by police.

Parking is available in the DeKalb County parking deck across the street from the event.

See you at Touch A Truck!

Ride your bike to the event and have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. Registering your bicycle helps it to be identified in the event that it is lost or stolen and then recovered by police.

Touch A Truck Event Postponed: Join us April 21

We regret to have to cancel tomorrow’s Touch a Truck event due to the threat of severe weather. We hope you will join us on April 21, our rain date. Have a good weekend.

Register Your Bicycle at Touch A Truck

Decatur Active Living invites the community to the annual Touch A Truck event on Saturday, March 3rd from 10 am until 1 pm. Children of all ages will have an opportunity to touch and explore a variety of trucks from the City of Decatur and DeKalb County. Vehicles include fire trucks, police vehicles, garbage trucks, motorcycles, electric vehicles, a cement truck and more.

 

 

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Ride your bicycle to the event and have it registered with the City of Decatur Police Department. Registering your bicycle aids in its safe return in the event that it is lost or stolen.

The event takes place in the Calloway Parking lot at the corner of Trinity Place and Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur. Join us for this fun, free event.

Touch A Truck This Saturday!

Join Decatur Active Living this coming Saturday, April 30 for the annual Touch A Truck event. This fun 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, motorcycles and many other vehicles on display.

The event will be held from 10 am until 1 pm in the Callaway Building Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck adjacent to the event. This event is offered free to the community.

Staying Active in April

This weather is awesome so get outside and enjoy it!

Some ideas for staying active in April:

Decatur Cemetery

 

Take a walk through the Decatur Cemetery and the trail in adjoining Glenlake Park. Coming soon are signs that define the walk and let you know how many steps you walked.

Take your pick from six walking routes through Decatur outlined in the Walking Tours Brochure. You can print one from here or stop by the Rec Center to pick one up.

Explore Decatur by bike. For a 10 mile fun ride and other information on biking in Decatur, click here.

The Decatur Earth Day Festival is on Sunday, April 17th from 1 until 4pm in Oakhurst. Held in the the Oakhurst Community Garden and the adjacent street, the festival features hands on activities for the children, a Raptor show. live music, and lots of “green” vendors. Join in the parade – meet at Harmony Park at 12:30pm and march to the Garden with the Seed & Feed Marching Abominables! For more information, click here.

Come on out and Touch A Truck on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am until 1pm in the Calloway Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Children of all ages have the opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The event is free to the community.

Register to walk or run in the “Take Back the Night” race sponsored by the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and one of the qualifying races for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. The race takes place on Saturday, April 22 and is an evening event. There will be apizza party and music after the race, which begins and ends at Agnes Scott College.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Old Courthouse Square will be held on Saturday, April 16th. The Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30am and the hunt begins at 11am. Do not be late- seriously- all the candy is gone by 11:05am! The free community event is sponsored by the Decatur Business Association.

Touch A Truck Rescheduled for April 30

Touch A Truck has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 30 due to the 100% chance of rain tomorrow. Public works had the trucks all cleaned and ready to go, so if you see them around next week you can comment on how clean we keep our trucks!

See you on April 30th from 10am until 1 pm.