Annual Truckyard Touch-A-Truck with construction vehicles, police cars, garbage trucks and more for families to explore will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center!
Horns will honk, lights will flash and tires will rumble at The Shops at Farmington Valley’s second annual Truckyard Touch-a-Truck. The popular family event will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM and will feature an exciting assortment of construction and emergency response vehicles for children to explore. Truckyard Touch-a-Truck is held in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event will be paired with The Shops “You CAN Sit With Us” initiative, a property-wide effort designed to spread a message of kindness and inclusivity.
Truckyard Touch-a-Truck encourages children to climb aboard and explore each of the vehicles on property, including emergency response vehicles from the Town of Canton, construction vehicles, police cars and garbage trucks. Families will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with the personalities behind these vehicles, including first responders, police officers and construction workers.
Truckyard Touch-a-Truck is inspired in part by Morgan Platt, resident of Avon, CT and childhood cancer survivor. Morgan is an Avon High School student and tireless advocate for raising awareness for the importance of funding pediatric cancer research. Morgan was diagnosed in 2011 with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer. To date, she has raised over $25,000 to help fight childhood cancer.
The event is free and open to the public with a suggested $2 donation to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provides comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.