Berlin’s Touch A Truck Event Rescheduled


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Town Administrator Laura Allen


Berlin’s Touch A Truck Event Rescheduled

Event moved to June 17th because of the weather  

 (May 12, 2017) — Berlin is moving the Touch A Truck event from Saturday, May 13th to Saturday, June 17th because poor weather is forecast for early this weekend.  This annual event runs from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

“The weather continues to be a challenge,” said Mayor Gee Williams.  “We’ve received such positive feedback on this event from parents with young children, we’re choosing another date rather than canceling the event,” 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.  This year the Maryland State Troopers, Perdue Farm and the Red Cross 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 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.”

“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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