Recreation division sponsors "Touch a Truck"

April 23, 2012 08:39 AM
The 12th Annual Touch a Truck event will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lake Storey Pavilion parking lot and featuring a Boeing CH-47D Chinook Aircraft from B Company, 2-238th Illinois Army National Guard from Peoria, IL. Youth can touch and explore everything at this fun and free community event and have the opportunity to learn about a variety of vehicles first hand by seeing, touching, hearing and exploring vehicles. Discovery Depot, Knox County Farm Bureau and the Knox County Area Project will have activities.
The Boeing CH-47D Chinook Aircraft is a heavy lift workhorse of the US Army helicopter fleet carries troops and supplies in wartime mission, but its stateside mission is to provide humanitarian relief, sandbag hauls during floods or even water bombing during forest fires. There will be additional vehicles from our local Illinois Army National Guard, CBTRY 2-123rd Field Artillery. Attendees can also expect to see tractors, fire trucks, ambulance, police, postal deliver, bucket trucks, and so much more. 
This has become a great field trip event for preschools, day care centers, elementary school classes and families to enjoy while educating themselves about the different vehicles we see on the road day to day. Make it a full day for a field trip and enjoy the Lake Storey walking trails while observing nature. Picnic shelters and tables are also available. A packet of information can e-mailed to groups, by request only.
For further information, please call 309/345-3683.


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