The rain didn’t stop kids at Kiwanis Touch-A-Truck

Calvin Dickens sits in the tire of the front loader at Touch-A-Truck

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany held it’s fifth annual “Touch-A-Truck,” on Saturday, June 17.  The morning was clear, but the clouds opened up with downpour rain during the entire event, but children still came to experience the fun of touching, riding, blowing horns, sirens at the Touch-A-Truck event.

Participating vendors included, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Parsippany Office of Emergency Management, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery, Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire District 2, Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 3, Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 6, Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 5, Rockaway Neck Volunteer Ambulance and Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad.

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

Morris County Park Police and Morris County Office of Emergency Management also participated.

Also American Red Cross, US Customs and Border Protection Explorers Program, Enslins Car & Taxi, Jordan Transportation, Ultimate Party Bus and Limo, Parsippany Automotive, Team Sean Lemonade, Kona Ice, IHOP and Jose Catering. Patty Sweet Cakes Face Painting Balloons and DJ Jay Gee, and Laura Donnelly Face Painting participated

Parsippany Department of Public Works, Parsippany Parks and Forestry, M3 Crane, Rockaway Trucking, DeFalco’s Automotive & Towing and Ajaco Towing & Recovery provided vehicles for the children to learn more about.

Also participating was Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Lakeland Hills YMCA, Nano Gurus, Doreen Brennan Mary Kay, Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter.

This years chairman Nicolas Limanov said “It was a wonderful day watching all the children having fun, asking questions and taking pictures. I was happy to add many new and exciting vendors this year, and I expect to add even more for next year. 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 napkins from New Jersey Sharing Network and a free children’s meal compliments of IHOP. 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”.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany would like to thank Stanbery Development, LLC. for donating the use of the property for such a successful event.

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