TOWN OF BERLIN, MARYLAND
Office of the Mayor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact:
Town Administrator Laura Allen
Berlin’s Touch A Truck Event Rescheduled
Event moved to May 13th because of the weather
(May 4, 2017) — Berlin is moving the Touch A Truck event from Saturday, May 6th to Saturday, May 13th because poor weather is forecast for early this weekend. This annual event runs from 10 am until 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. 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.