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posted: 5/1/2014 7:34 AM

Big Trucks Coming to Palatine May 3

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  • Children of all ages can see big trucks up close at this annual Palatine event.Palatine Park District

    Children of all ages can see big trucks up close at this annual Palatine event.Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District presents Big Trucks, a free community event, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot, located at 340 East Palatine Road. Parking will be available in the Community Center Parking Lot located at 250 East Wood Street, Palatine.

This entertaining family event allows children of all ages the opportunity to see big trucks and vehicles up close. They will even be able to sit in the driver's seat in some of the trucks. This year's event will also include goody bags for the first 500 children, free entry into the prize raffle, and a craft provided by Lakeshore Learning.

Food trucks are a new addition to the event this year. Purchase your breakfast, lunch or a sweet treat from the Toasty Cheese truck, Flirty Cupcakes on Wheels, or Babycakes Gourmet Pancakes.

The Palatine Park District partners with many local organizations and companies to present this free event for the Palatine community. Big Trucks gold partners for 2014 include: AuPairCare, CristalMe Rhinestone Apparel Inc., Daily Herald Media Group, Loving Care Animal Hospital, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, and Premier Credit Union.

Groups currently scheduled to showcase their vehicles include: Groot Recycling, Palatine Police Department, Community Consolidated School District 15, Village of Palatine Public Works Department, Palatine Fire Department, A Express Towing, Prairie Material, Palatine Township, Jewel-Osco, MBL Recycling, Rogner's Garage, Palatine Emergency Management Agency, SERVPRO, Wheeling Transportation, and Palatine Park District.

For more information, contact Karen Rude, Palatine Park District Preschool/Tots Coordinator, at 847-496-6239 or

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.