The Junior League of Chattanooga’s first annual Touch-A-Truck fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Warner Park (1100 McCallie Ave). Touch-A-Truck is a family friendly, hands-on event that offers opportunities for children to explore, climb and touch more than 20 trucks of all kinds, including emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at www.touchatruckchatt.com.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the community, as well as learn about how the featured vehicles relate to the Tennessee economy and careers like farming, manufacturing, construction and public service. The event will also feature food trucks, inflatables, and face painting. Silent hour will be from 9-10 a.m. for those who are more sensitive to noise and flashing lights.
"The idea behind Touch-A-Truck was to provide children with an opportunity to come see, learn and explore the different kinds of vehicles in the community from people that protect, serve and volunteer,” said Junior League President Elect Sarah Arata. “Kids see these trucks every day, but this event is a great way for them to touch and see the vehicles up close, talk to the operator, and learn what the trucks are used for. Not to mention the fun of getting to honk the horn or flash the lights.”
The money raised at the event will support Junior League’s A League of Learners initiative, which is focused on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community. This includes the League’s Adopt-A-Teacher program, in which League members partner with new teachers in HCDE Opportunity Zone elementary schools to provide them support through their first year of teaching, as well as the Mini-Grants and Kids in the Kitchen programs.
Tickets are $5 per person, and $20 for family passes of four and more. Tickets are available for purchase at the event or online here.
This event will be held rain or shine.