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Touch-a-Truck stages a honkin’ big comeback to benefit local kids

Story by Seacoast Online

SOURCE: https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/2022/09/22/touch-truck-stages-honkin-big-comeback-benefit-local-kids/8073684001/

STRATHAM — The Seacoast’s original Touch-A-Truck made its comeback Sept. 17 at Pease International Tradeport. 

Over 2,000 kids and families from far and wide, including towns across New Hampshire and into Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, turned out for the event that featured every type of vehicle from a fire truck and police cruiser, to tractor trailers, construction equipment, bucket trucks, oil rigs, landscaping loaders, tow trucks, a race car, and much more.

Maya of Newmarket proves that little girls can handle a big rig, this one from National Wrecker, while wearing a princess dress.
Maya of Newmarket proves that little girls can handle a big rig, this one from National Wrecker, while wearing a princess dress. Waypoint

Kids got to climb on and explore the vehicles, meet the teams that run them, and learn about how each rig plays a part in our lives. They also got to ride the Roaming Railroad. 

The 16th annual event was presented by Waypoint at the Richie McFarland Center, with key sponsors, D.F. Richard, Exeter Hospital, Novel Iron Works, National Wrecker, and Dana’s Towing and Repair.

Crowds gather in front of a Portsmouth Fire Truck.  Kids got to climb inside and find out how stuff works and wear honorary fire helmets.
Crowds gather in front of a Portsmouth Fire Truck. Kids got to climb inside and find out how stuff works and wear honorary fire helmets. Tom Kellechey

Over $20,000 were raised from Touch-a-Truck to support Waypoint’s early intervention services for Seacoast area children who have developmental challenges.

Eddie Sullivan of Exeter is not yet as tall as the tire of the big Pike Industries construction rig.
Eddie Sullivan of Exeter is not yet as tall as the tire of the big Pike Industries construction rig. Waypoint

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