Touch-a-Truck Sunday at Ludlowe

The Touch-a-Truck “jobsite,” with includes everything from a tractor to a stretch limousine, opens Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road

Kids of all ages can get their kicks at this family-friendly event, peering inside a police cruiser or even pulling the siren on a fire truck. Last year’s Touch-a-Truck drew more than 1,800 visitors.

The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 23.

Last year’s Touch-a-Truck drew more than 1,800 visitors, according to the Junior Women’s Club.

Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios of Fairfield and [email protected] are the event’s “Indy” entertainment sponsors.

In addition to more than a dozen vehicles to explore, this year’s Touch-a-Truck will feature surprises, plus the Roaming Railroad and go-karts from Grand Prix New York.

Food will be available from Taco Pacifico, Micalizzi’s Italian Ice and Melt Mobile.

Super Fun Inflatables will provide two bounce houses open free of charge.

Safari Jim will lead a Fun Bus and a safari show.

Costumed characters will attend, courtesy to the event by Party Troupe.

DJ Bam Bam will provide music.

Kids Corner will include complimentary face painting and tattoos while free child ID cards are issued by New York Life.

Scheduled to appear are an engine from the Southport Volunteer Fire Department; the mobile command unit and DARE cruiser from the Fairfield Police Department; a street cleaner, highway truck and cherry picker from the Fairfield Public Works Department; a United States Coast Guard boat; a school bus from First Student; a moving van from Two Men and a Truck; chippers and bucket trucks from Charron Tree and Shrub Care; an antique truck from Gilbertie’s; a tractor and dump truck from The Becker Properties; a “toaster truck” from Stepping Stones Children’s Museum; a Hummer from Splash Car Wash, and DeMasco’s karate van.

News 12, WEBE 108 and Suzy Said are media sponsors.

“Daytona” sponsors include The Bank of Fairfield, East Coast Irrigation and Nannies As Needed.

“Champion” Sponsors are The Becker Properties and Splash Car Wash.

Subway is also a sponsor.

Tickets are $5 per person for ages 1 and older, with a maximum of $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Junior Women’s Club scholarship fund for high school students, which in 2012 awarded $10,500 to eight young women from Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde high schools.

The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield, an affiliate of the Connecticut Junior Women Inc., was formed in 1965 to promote community service and provide members with the chance for personal enrichment, leadership experience and social interaction. Open to women in Fairfield and surrounding towns, the club’s signature events include Touch-a-Truck, “A Visit to Santa’s House” at Burr Homestead and the townwide spelling bee for fifth grade students. More information may be found at jwcfairfield.com.

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