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The City of Newport’s annual Touch a Truck

The City of Newport’s annual Touch a Truck
The City of Newport’s annual Touch a Truck

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28 jul 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Newport, 777 W Olive St, Newport, OR 97365, USA

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The City of Newport’s annual Touch a Truck event is back and bigger than ever.

This free event will take place on June 28th from 3:00 to 5:30pm at the Performing Arts

Center Parking Lot at 777 W Olive St in Newport. Truck enthusiasts big and small are

encouraged to come see trucks of all kinds. Newport City Departments such as Police,

Fire, Parks, and Public Works will all bring vehicles to explore along with giveaways

such as bike helmets for kids. The City will also welcome several community partners

and their trucks, including Thompson’s Sanitary, Oregon National Guard, Rowley’s

Towing, Newport Ready Mix, Central Lincoln PUD, Oregon State Parks, Oregon State

Police, First Student buses, Lincoln County Sheriff, and US Coast Guard. Food will also

be available to purchase from Bristo’s Place food truck.

“This is Touch a Truck’s fourth year and it only continues to grow.” says Jenni

Remillard, Recreation Program Specialist. “This event gives not only the City, but also

community partners a chance to meet with the public and let kids and adults explore

vehicles they don’t usually get a chance to see up close. And our staff love the chance

to interact with the kids!” Case in point, a popular vehicle has been the City’s Vacuum

Truck. It has a pressure hose on it which staff can show kids how to use to try and

knock down some traffic cones. Most groups will let kids get a chance to get inside the

vehicles and try out the horns or sirens. If your little ones are not a fan of the loud

noises, the last half hour of the event will be siren/horn free. “This event is so such a

great way for us to positively connect with our customers!” says Aimee Thompson,

Public Information & Education Manager of Thompson’s Sanitary Service. “We’re a part

of many kids’ weekly routines because they either greet or watch us from their house

every week, and this gives them a chance to meet a driver and discover our collection

truck in a safe and fun manner.”

If you have questions about the event or are a business with a vehicle that would

like to participate, please contact j.remillard@newportoregon.gov You can also see

updates about the event and the community partners who will be there on the City of

Newport Parks and Recreation Facebook event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/814669797216686

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