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Touch-A-Truck to return to Palm Coast

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The May 21 event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.
by: Guest Writer

by: Angelene Davis

Multimedia Associate, City of Palm Coast

The Palm Coast Public Works Department will host its second Touch-a-Truck event on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Park Street in Central Park featuring more than 75 vehicles from multiple agencies including:

  *   City of Palm Coast Public Works, Stormwater, Utility and Fire Departments;
  *   Flagler County Fire Rescue;
  *   Flagler County Sheriff’s Office;
  *   East Flagler Mosquito Control District;
  *   Florida Highway Patrol;
  *   Florida National Guard;
  *   NASCAR;

The event is free, in celebration of National Public Works Week. The theme for National Public Works Week is #ReadyandResilient by joining forces with all of the important agencies doing work in Flagler County, it reinforces that spirit.

“With the success of last year’s Touch-a-Truck event hosted by Public Works, this has grown to multiple departments, multiple agencies and multiple types of technical and electrical equipment that is used around our community,” said Public Works Workforce Data Analyst Benny Cope. “We are beyond ecstatic to have the community wide involvement from vendors looking to showcase their big-rigs to families spreading the word, this event is back and BIGGER than ever!”

Kids of all ages will have the chance to not only touch, but hop right into the driver's seat of a dump truck, loader, pontoon excavator, signal bucket truck, fire ladder truck, SWAT vehicle, helicopter and more! View the full list here: https://www.palmcoast.gov/Events/Home/Details?slug=touch-a-truck.

To create a great experience for all attendees, the first hour of the event will be designated as “horn free” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Vendors will include: Kona Ice, Cool Beans, Lovin O-Van, Golden Glory Café, Andreas Italian Ice, Wittle Weenie Wagon, Wicked Good Mini Donuts, Arepa Life, Tropical Tastee, Taqueria Don Ramon, Cajun Cravins To Go and For Any Event LLC. Plus, the Flagler Humane Society will showcase pets that need a forever home.

Park Street, Lake Ave and part of City Place will be closed for the event.

For more information, please contact City of Palm Coast Public Works Workforce Data Analyst Benny Cope at [email protected].

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