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Delaware County Touch-A-Truck Raises Money For Playground & Lets Kids Get Up Close To Trucks

(Credit: www.freedomplay.org)
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DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — For kids, it’s a fact of life: signs warning, “do not touch” are on just about every cool thing they want to get their hands on. That changes next Saturday in Delaware County with the Touch-a-Truck fundraiser.

“It’s just a great event for little kids and also the big kids among us to come out and climb on construction trucks, trash trucks, school buses, tow trucks,” says Ann Phillips.

Phillips says there are also Harleys, riding lawnmowers, and police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances.

“We’re looking at somewhere upwards of 50 vehicles—a lot of different things to climb and play on.”

Phillips heads the committee behind the Freedom Playground in Haverford Township. It’s designed so people of all abilities — and disabilities — can have fun.

“We want to use whatever funds we generate from the event to build some canopies to provide shade, which is a particular need for children and adults on certain medications,” Phillips explains.

Get all-access to the trucks for $5/person or $20/family from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th (rescheduled from a week earlier due to the heat wave) at the playground in the Haverford Reserve.

Visit www.freedomplay.org/touch-a-truck.html for more information on the event.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio

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