The date is changed, but the SCV Senior Center’s Touch-A-Truck event is still a landmark event for children and adults who are intrigued with vehicles of all sorts and uses.
What child, or adult for that matter, wouldn’t want to climb on a fire engine, turn on a Sheriff’s or CHP vehicle siren or take a photo with a favorite movie vehicle? That’s the premise behind Touch-A-Truck, coming Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
Admission will be a family-friendly $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit the SCV Senior Center, which offers such programs as Home Delivered Meals, Senior Respite Day Care, Handyworker construction, and Supportive Services to local seniors.
“Kids love vehicles,” commented Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, who is serving as the event chair, “and now they will be able to touch their favorite things on wheels.” She noted that the event will offer a close-up look at a cavalcade of construction rigs, fire engines, sheriff’s cars, military vehicles, famous film industry cars,emergency vehicles, “nearly anything you can think of!” McLean concluded. Committee members are still working on a TV news van, race cars and other one-of-a-kind vehicles.
In addition, the committee is working on such kid-friendly activities as face painting, arts and crafts, bubbles, model building and more—all free with event admission.
Food trucks will offer meals and delicious treats to purchase, and several booths will offer free ice cream.
At noon, a City dump truck will unload its bed full of free beach balls donated by VIA Promotionals for children in the audience to scoop up and take home.
Sponsorships and free exhibit space for vehicles are still available. Participants who will offer a kid-friendly activity also receive free booth space. Sponsorships include name and logo placement as well as booth space at the event.
Vendors who offer merchandise or services for sale can reserve a 10 x 10 booth space for $50. Volunteers can sign up for the morning shift from 7 to 11 a.m.; the afternoon shift from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or all day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event officials will be available to sign off on volunteer log sheets for students who are seeking community service hours.
Sponsorships range from $250 for Handy Helper Sponsors to $2,500 for Platinum Sponsors or $5,000 for an event Title Sponsor. Other sponsorship levels are available at $500, $1,000, and $1,500. All include booth space, complimentary entries and placement of sponsor name/logo on event advertising. Sponsors are encouraged to offer entertainment, kid-friendly activities, exhibits and music at their booths for a fun-filled day.
Further information and registration forms are available at the event website, myscvcoa.org/touch-a-truck or by contacting Jennifer DeHaven@scv-seniorcenter.org. Tickets also can be purchased at the myscvcoa.org site.