Touch a Truck

TOWN OF BERLIN, MARYLAND

Office of the Mayor

Press Release

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

For Information Contact:

Town Administrator Laura Allen

410-641-2770

info@berlinmd.gov

Touch Trucks in America’s Coolest Small Town,

Children of all ages get to see, touch and explore their favorite truck or vehicle

 (June 9, 2017) — Berlin’s Touch A Truck event will held on Saturday, June 17th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

Several Town Departments are joining together to hold the free event, which includes a police vehicle, bucket truck, digger derrick, vacuum truck, camera truck and garbage truck, along with a fire rescue squad vehicle and ladder truck.  This year the Maryland State Troopers and Perdue Farms will be joining the event.  In addition to getting a chance to touch their favorite truck, people attending the event will see employees from the Town using the equipment.

“We’ll be demonstrating how to set an electric pole and using our ‘Power Town’ display to show everyone how to be safe around electricity,” added Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence.  “We are handing out free information and activities books for children ages 6 to 12, available on a first come first served basis.”

“In addition to seeing the equipment in action, we’ll show how Police Officers use trained dogs in searches,” stated Town Administrator Laura Allen.

Hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream will be available for sale throughout the event.

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