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Touch a Truck Event in Parsippany Features Vehicles, Food Trucks, and More

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany recently hosted its 9th Annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, June 15th. The event occurred at Liquid Church in Parsippany and featured over 50 vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, construction vehicles, cranes, motorcycles, and more. This family-friendly event allowed children to explore various vehicles and meet community heroes like police officers, firefighters, and first aid volunteers.

Parsippany’s Biggest Touch a Truck Event Showcases 50+ Vehicles.
Wendy’s participated in the event, providing free food and coupons to attendees, adding to the day’s festivities and ensuring that families had a memorable experience. This event provided fun and entertainment and supported the Kiwanis Club’s mission of improving the lives of children and communities.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany’s 9th Annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, June 15th, was a resounding success. One of the major highlights of the day was the Kiwanis “String Bags,” which were a huge hit among children of all ages. These bags, worn proudly on their backs, were used to collect various giveaways from area merchants. Local sponsors generously supported the string bags, including The Goddard School, Unity Bank, Tricore Construction, Bright Path, IHOP, Chick-fil-A, and Focus Publications. Their involvement increased the event’s success, providing children with memorable experiences and useful items to take home.

In addition to the impressive vehicle displays, the event offered a variety of activities, such as hot air balloon rides, live performances by Exit Row, child ID services, dog adoptions, and food trucks. It also featured a helicopter flyover, which added an element of excitement for attendees.

The Touch a Truck event is a significant fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, supporting its numerous initiatives to enhance the lives of children and communities. The club expressed gratitude to the many sponsors and participants, including local businesses and organizations, who contributed to the event’s success.

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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany’s 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck event, held on Saturday, June 15th, was a tremendous success, attracting families from all over the area. Among the notable sponsors was Drew Blind, the owner of Morris Plains Chick-fil-A. Drew Blind actively participated in the event, handing out discount cards for complimentary chicken sandwiches, much to the delight of attendees.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany’s 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck event, held on Saturday, June 15th, was fun and exciting for all ages. Among the many attractions was a huge chess board brought by the Parsippany Library, offering attendees the chance to enjoy a chess game on an oversized scale.
During my rounds at the Parsippany Kiwanis 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck event, I had the opportunity to pose with the Chick-fil-A Mascot. The event was a fantastic gathering that featured over 50 vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, construction vehicles, cranes, motorcycles, and more. Attendees enjoyed various activities such as live music from the Jersey Tunes Band, hot air balloon rides, child ID services, dog adoptions, food trucks, and a helicopter flyover. The Kiwanis “String Bags” was a major hit, supported by sponsors like The Goddard School, Unity Bank, Tricore Construction, Bright Path, IHOP, Chick-fil-A, and Focus Publications. Wendy’s also contributed to the fun by providing free food and coupons.
An attendee at the Parsippany Kiwanis 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck event was spotted driving a golf cart, checking on various activities, and ensuring everything ran smoothly. The event featured over 50 vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, construction vehicles, cranes, motorcycles, and more.
Interested in adopting a furry friend? Wise Animal Rescue participated in the Kiwanis Touch-A-Truck event! Visit their website to see pets currently available for adoption. Dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals, Wise Animal Rescue ensures they find loving forever homes. www.wiseanimalrescue.org.
Drew Blind from Chick-fil-A Morris Plains, Mayor James Barberio, Charlie Atie from Chick-fil-A Parsippany, and Council Vice President Frank Neglia enjoyed the perfect weather at the Kiwanis Touch-a-Truck event.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District 6 Chief Vincent Petito was seen enjoying the Kiwanis Touch-a-Truck event with his son.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany members Kathleen Astorga, Susan Slaughter, Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Justin Musella, Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilwoman Judy Hernandez, and member Bridget Cazzetto were all volunteering and enjoying the Kiwanis Touch-a-Truck event.
Trucks from all over New Jersey, including the Newark Police S.W.A.T. vehicle, were on display at the Kiwanis Touch-a-Truck event.
Attendees also enjoyed live performances by Exit Row. Exit Row Band is a highly acclaimed professional event and cover band from New Jersey. Renowned for their high-energy performances, they have entertained audiences at over 1,000 events worldwide since 2005. Specializing in diverse musical genres, they are popular for corporate events, weddings, town concerts, and private functions.
A big attraction at the event was a school bus. Children had the opportunity to learn about school buses for the first time before returning to school in September.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany would like to thank Unity Bank for sponsoring our 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. We greatly appreciate community partnerships like yours, which make events like this possible.
The Kiwanis Touch-a-Truck event was attended by many, drawing families and children from all over the area.
Thank You, Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, for attending Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Touch-A-Truck 2024. Caldwell-West Essex President-Elect Anthony Thomas, Thomas Bushnauskas, Executive Director of Parsippany Police Athletic League, and New Jersey Kiwanis District Treasurer Jeff Gates were among the many guests at Touch-A-Truck.
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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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