Touch Trucks in America’s Coolest Small Town

Event expanded to include Police canine search and find demonstration

  (May 19, 2015) — Berlin will be holding its second annual Touch A Truck Day on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 am – 12 pm in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

“This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to see, touch and explore their favorite truck or vehicle,” said Mayor Gee Williams.  “The event features Police, Fire, Electric, Water Resources and Public Works vehicles.  Everyone will have the opportunity to learn all about the equipment they like the most,” he added.

Several Town Departments and the Berlin Fire Company 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.

In addition to getting a chance to touch their favorite truck, people attending the event will see employees from the Town and the Fire Company 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.”

“We’ve added a Police K-9 demonstration this year,” stated Town Administrator Laura Allen.  “In addition to seeing the equipment in action, we’ll show how Police Officers use trained dogs in searches,” she added

Hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream will be available for sale throughout the event.  The rain date is June 20, 2015.

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