It’s not until October, but the Junior League of Richmond’s annual Touch a Truck just might be the hottest ticket in town–for the toddler set, anyway. Get on this, parents!
Junior League of Richmond is gearing up for the 9th annual Touch a Truck on Saturday, October 4th at Richmond International Raceway. If you’re not familiar with Touch a Truck, I’ll have you know1 that it’s an educational and INSANELY FUN interactive event that allows kids to see, touch (hence the name), and explore all the big vehicles that make them lose their damn minds whenever they spot them out in “the wild.” We’re talking tractors, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, backhoes, and even a helicopter. Kids will also get a chance to meet the men and women who operate these vehicles, most of whom represent the organizations that build, serve, and protect our city.
The event will also include bounce houses, face painting, games, and appearances from local mascots. Food will be available for purchase from King of Pops, Bonbon Asian Fusion, Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, sweetFrog, and Papa John’s.
Ticket prices range from a $5 individual ticket to $30 for a family VIP pack, so check the website for details. You’ll also have the chance to purchase raffle tickets for prizes like passes to the Science Museum, PEAK Experiences, and the Flying Squirrels; a year membership to the JCC; and tons more.
Proceeds from Touch a Truck “support the Junior League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.”
- That adorable child pictured above is my son at Touch a Truck a couple years ago. As you can see, he’s not only touching a truck but actually sitting in it–and silently losing his mind. It remains one of my favorite parenting memories. ↩