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Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 : 10:38 a.m.

Touch A Truck event to be a fun learning opportunity for the whole family

By Ann Dwyer

Let's face it, one of the greatest reasons to have kids is you now have an excuse to play with toys and you get to go to fun programs like the Touch-a-Truck Event at Shadford Field in Ypsilanti.

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Sure, you can say that this event that features dozens of vehicles for kids to play on—including school buses and police cars--is a learning experience for the kids. But really, you just really want to see a fire truck up close and personal without there being some sort of tragedy involved. No one can blame you.

Local non-profits and businesses will also share information about preschool opportunities, childcare, health services and a wide variety of other family services.

Saturday, May 4, 2013. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Shadford Field is located at 1885 Packard Road, Ypsilanti. Park at Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard Road, Ypsilanti.


Jan Hack

Thu, May 2, 2013 : 11:50 p.m.

The Ann Arbor YMCA will also be holding their annual Healthy Kids Day at Ypsi High at the same time, right next to the trucks! So once the kids have seen the trucks, come on over for some fun and games. This year, the event is held in collaboration with think.respect which will also be having a family health fair. It's going to be a great morning at Ypsi High!

Ann Dwyer

Fri, May 3, 2013 : 2:15 a.m.

Hopefully you'll have a sign up at the event. Had I known, I would have mentioned it in the original article.


Wed, May 1, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

I took an emergency services truck from a nonprofit I volunteer for last year. Everyone that attended had a good time. It's loud though, lots of horns blasting all the time... The most impressive thing I saw: another volunteer parallel parked a school bus. I don't think many of us could do that.


Fri, May 3, 2013 : 2:07 p.m.

Wow. Fordie, I can't even parallel park a car, let alone a school bus!!