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posted: 6/2/2014 4:40 PM

Truckloads of Fun at West Chicago's Touch-A-Truck

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  • Families enjoying the 2013 Touch-A-Truck event in West Chicago.City of West Chicago

    Families enjoying the 2013 Touch-A-Truck event in West Chicago.City of West Chicago

Rosemary Mackey

West Chicago, Illinois: May 30, 2014 - Children and adults of all ages will have truckloads of fun during Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., West Chicago in the Turtle Splash parking lot.

This free family event is a collaborative effort by the West Chicago Police Department and the West Chicago Park District. During the two-hour event children and families can explore, discover, and climb on a variety of construction and public works trucks including big rigs, fire engines, police cars, excavating equipment and more.

Unusual trucks and equipment will be on display from a variety of governmental agencies and private companies. Event organizer and Crime Prevention Officer Tony Quarto, says the long-running event was established to bring the community together. "It's a great event and everything is free," said Officer Quarto. "We have a committed group of businesses and people who help out the day of the event but they also help by donating prizes, food, and giveaways."

Kids, and grown-ups too, will have a great time climbing on a crane, exploring the inside of a police car, discovering what it's like to sit inside an excavator, and pretending to be a fire fighter when they honk a horn and ring the bell of a real fire truck.

Officer Quarto is encouraging West Chicago residents to put the date on their calendars and to gear-up for a fun-filled family event. Don't forget to bring a camera! To view the fun from a past event, visit

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