Niagara Gazette


August 9, 2013

Touch-A-Truck returns to Old Falls on Saturday

Niagara Gazette — Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It’s time once again for Old Falls Street, USA’s annual “Touch-a-Truck” event being held from 2 to 5 p.m. today. 

The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate. It will be held on the middle block of Old Falls Street and is free and open to the public.

“Touch-a-Truck is a concept that is held in many major municipalities throughout the country in order to allow children to interact with not only the vehicles themselves, but the first-responders and street technicians that operate these larger-than-life trucks on a daily basis,” said Ryan Coate, general manager of Old Falls Street, USA.

Guests will enjoy interacting with trucks from Niagara Falls Fire Department and the City of Niagara Falls, among others. Also featured will be a giant inflatable mobile activity center and other family-friendly activities. 

The day also includes a visit by Old Falls Street’s mascot, Walter C. Falls, food and beverage vending, Ride Niagara bicycle rentals and Backyard Board Games, which allow guests to play giant versions of popular family board games.

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