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Touch a Truck Revs up for Fall

The fire truck is always one of the favorites at Touch a Truck.

Michelle Sens

What child doesn’t dream about getting behind the wheel of a fire truck, an ambulance, a bulldozer or a tow truck? The sixth annual Junior League of New Orleans Touch a Truck makes this a reality. This year the event is seeing big changes to better accommodate its popularity within the community. Moving to the fall, Touch a Truck will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 and will allow families to touch and learn how a wide variety of businesses and vehicles protect, serve, invest in, and build our community. This unique, interactive event will also be taking place for the very first time at a new location — the Pontchartrain Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — eliminating weather concerns.

Discounted advance tickets are available for purchase at www.jlno.org/touchatruck or by calling JLNO’s Headquarters at 504-891-5845. Day of individual tickets will be $15, and Family Packs of five tickets will be $60. Children under 12 months of age will be admitted to the event for free. This year, birthday party packages will also be offered and, once available for purchase, will be announced on our website.

Another exciting change is the introduction of Touch a Truck Field Trip Friday. On Friday, November 3, Touch a Truck will be opened to select schools in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes to allow for children to experience the wonder of Touch a Truck with their fellow classmates.

Sponsor and exhibitor spots are still available! Please contact the 2017 Touch-a-Truck co-chairs, Nicole Patel and Emily Lewis, for more information at touchatruck@jlno.org.















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