Decatur Hosting Annual “Touch-a-Truck” Event on Saturday, March 25th

Mark you calendars, parents! From the city’s Asst. Director of Active Living, Cheryl Burnette…

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 25 from 10am until 1pm for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display.

Ride the train! This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH lot. We encourage visitors to ride the train to the event and make this a family field trip!

School Bus Safety! City Schools of Decatur will have a school bus on site and children have the opportunity to learn about school bus safety.

Register your bike! We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Food Drive! March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. Parking is limited so consider riding the train, walking or biking to the event. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or [email protected]. Be sure to visit www.beactivedecatur.com for up-to-date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Decatur, MARTA and Two Men and a Truck.

Photo courtesy of Decatur Active Living

Decatur Touch-A-Truck Scheduled For Saturday, March 26th

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From Decatur Active Living’s Cheryl Burnette…

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 26 from 10am until 1pm for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels.  The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display.

School Bus Safety! City Schools of Decatur will have a school bus on site and children have the opportunity to learn about school bus safety.

Car Seat Installation Demonstration! Learn how to properly install child safety seats. Decatur Fire and a Decatur High School Senior will be demonstrating the correct installation. Bring your questions and keep your children safe.

Ride Your Bike! We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Decatur Active Living and Decatur Fire are celebrating National Nutrition Month at this annual event. National Nutrition Month is a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the Callaway Building Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place, Decatur. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 25. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or [email protected]. Be sure to visit www.beactivedecatur.com for up to date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

Decatur Touch-A-Truck is Saturday March 8th

Heads up all. From Patti Garrett’s blog

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 8th from 10am -1pm for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display.

NEW! Decatur Active Living is celebrating National Nutrition Month at this annual event. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. 

Decatur’s Touch-a-Truck Day March 3rd!!

Another big event from Commissioner Patti Garrett’s blog.

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am until 1pm for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display.

New this year: Ride your bicycle to the event. Decatur Police will be on hand to register your bicycle. In the event that it is lost or stolen, registration will aid in its safe return.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 21. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or [email protected] Be sure to visit www.beactivedecatur.com for up to date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

The event will be held in the Callaway Building parking lot, according to the City of Decatur’s website.

Photo courtesy of Decatur Active Living

Decatur Touch-A-Truck is this Saturday!

After getting canceled due to weather last month, Touch-A-Truck day is finally here (again)!  From the Be Active Decatur blog

Join Decatur Active Living this coming Saturday, April 30 for the annual Touch A Truck event. This fun event gives children of all ages a chance to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur and DeKalb County will have fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles and many other vehicles on display.

The event will be held from 10 am until 1 pm in the Callaway Building Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck adjacent to the event. This event is offered free to the community.

Decatur Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled Due to Rain

Oh no!  Decatur Active Living’s Cheryl Burnette writes in…

We have rescheduled the Touch A Truck Event for April 30 due to the 100% chance of rain. We hope to see everyone in April!

Decatur Touch-A-Truck This Saturday!

From Decatur Commissioner Patti Garrett via the Oakhurst Message Board

The City’s annual Touch-A-Truck event will be this Saturday, March 5 from 10am-1pm. This is a popular event for kids (and adults!) Please see details below:

  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Date: 3/5/2011 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Callaway Parking Lot

(next to the Saturday morning Decatur Farmer’s Market!)