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Touch-A-Truck lets children explore various vehicles
Abby and Drew Myers, 4 and 10, sit in the driver’s seat of Gainesville Fire Department’s Engine 22 during last year’s Touch-A Truck as firefighters Cody Tucker, left, and Myland Grant look on.

For young and old boys who love big toys along with curious girls and women, this is the weekend event to attend with mega motorized machinery rumbling into town.

The 16th annual Touch-A-Truck will feature an array trucks to touch and get up close and personal. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at City Park.

More than 20 vehicles will be on display including a hazmat truck, big rigs, tractors, fire trucks and a race car from Road Atlanta.

For individuals not interested in the truck, they may jump into bounce house or get a temporary tattoos. But the community event should entertain people of all ages.

“The whole community and everyone on our staff looks forward to the fun event every year,” said Deanna Shaw, recreation program coordinator with Gainesville Parks and Recreation, which is sponsoring the event. “It has become a part of the end of summer and back to school traditions for so many in Gainesville.”

Concessions will available for purchase.

For more information, call the Gainesville Parks and Recreation at 770-531-2680 or visit