Kiwanis “Touch-A-Truck” was a huge success

Liam Kinsey sitting comfortably in the tire of the backhoe

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany held it’s annual “Touch-A-Truck” event on Saturday, June 18.

A view from above of all the vehicles at Kiwanis Club Touch-A-Truck
A view from above of all the vehicles at Kiwanis Club Touch-A-Truck

The sunny afternoon was perfect weather for the event which was well attended by many area families.  The children were able to sit on many vehicles:  fire trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks, street sweepers, Army trucks, police cars and more. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office also attended with their Crime Scene Unit, Bomb Squad and K9 unit. They conducted demonstrations, gave tours and answered questions. Parsippany Rescue and Recovery and Parsippany CERT and RACES were also there demonstrating their services to the community in case of emergencies. The Parsippany Library were handing out schedules and alerting parents of the Summer Reading book topics.

Customs and Border Protection Explorers Program issuing Child ID’s.

When the children visited the Parsippany Police Department they received a badge from Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps.  Chief Philipps also gave the children a “TICKET” which summoned them to the Dairy at Lake Hiawatha for a free children ice cream cone.

The children could have their face painted and the Kiwanis Club handed out free balloons.

Tech Toys were showing off some of their remote cars, and other toys, as well as a “DRONE” was flying over the event taking pictures.

This years chairman Nicolas Limanov said “It was a wonderful day watching all the children having fun, asking questions and taking pictures. I want to thank all the committee members who helped making this event very successful.”

When the children arrived, they received a “goodie” bag from Jersey Central Power and Light which contained items such as pencils, pens and a free children’s meal compliments of Kafe Mozart. And when the children left, they received a bottle of “bubbles.”

All proceeds will be used by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation to support local projects that will “change the world one child and one community at a time”.