A chance for children to climb, touch,
play and explore life-size trucks
"The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to announce its 5th Annual Touch a Truck will be Saturday, October 19. From 12 to 4 p.m., dozens of trucks will fill The Fresh Market parking lot- off New Garden Road.
Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers hands-on learning for children, primarily between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. The Junior League of Greensboro recognizes that unrestricted play is essential for healthy cognitive development in children. That’s why children will be allowed to use their imaginations, all while learning on some of their favorite trucks. Children will not only get to experience life as a firefighter or a police officer, but also have the chance to meet them and others who serve our community every day.
In addition to this, there will be dozens of activities to help “fuel” your child’s future. They’ll be able to learn about healthy living, play games, ride ponies, climb the rock wall, jump in the bounce house, pet animals, and dance to Big Bang Boom. Your child won’t be the only one there either. Anna and Elsa from the hit movie Frozen will be there to join in all the fun. Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, and several other guests will also be making special appearances.
“We are so excited about our fifth annual touch a truck event,” said Junior League of Greensboro President, Paige Butler. “Every year this event just gets bigger and better. We greatly appreciate the community’s support of this event full of family fun, exploration, entertainment, and huggable characters.”
Tickets are $5 each. The League is also offering a family 5-pack for $20. That deal is only available prior to the event. Tickets are required for some of the activities. They can be purchased by going online to: www.JuniorLeagueofGreensboro.org or at the gate the day of the event.
Proceeds from Touch a Truck benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission and its partnership with Cone Elementary, a Title I school located in northeast Greensboro. In 2013, the League launched a multi-year partnership with the school in an attempt to make significant and lasting change within its walls. Cone has been identified by North Carolina as an academic priority school because of low proficiency levels.
About the Junior League of Greensboro:
The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greensboro has contributed more than $3 million in its 86-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years."
- A Press Release
- A Press Release