–by Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough
PUBLICATION DATE: 05.16.17
Touch-a-Truck is coming to Sylvania! Already popular in central Ohio and southeast Michigan, the first Touch-a-Truck event in Sylvania is scheduled for
Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
with a rain date of May 21
at the Sylvania City Hall parking lot
6730 Monroe St.
This family event offers fun hands-on opportunities for children to touch, explore, climb and learn about a variety of trucks and service vehicles, and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. A street sweeper, backhoe, police car, SWAT vehicle, sewer JetVac, asphalt paver and more will be available for the kids to explore.
FREE Popcorn and Slushies!
My grandchildren have attended and enjoyed similar events in their communities, and I thought it could be a great event to offer here in Sylvania. Children entering kindergarten already have a chance to see and touch safety vehicles at Safety City, but Touch-a-Truck will offer more and different vehicles for interested children, younger and older, to touch and explore.
The event is free and no donations are required. Free popcorn and slushies will be available for attendees.
The event will also feature a donation drive to benefit the Sylvania Area Family Services. Canned food items (tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, chicken, salmon, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, fruit, vegetables), boxed or bagged food items (cereal, flour, sugar, crackers, pasta/rice mixes, cake mixes) and personal hygiene items (shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, tissues, toilet paper diapers/wipes, laundry soap, feminine products and hand soap) will be gladly accepted for distribution to those in need in our community.
For more information, go online to cityofsylvania.com
or call the Sylvania Service Department at 419-885-8965
My thanks to the city of Sylvania employees who have embraced this idea and stepped forward to make it a reality!