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Start your engines! ‘Touch a Truck’ returns after three years

Wednesday 04 Oct 2023
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Start your engines! ‘Touch a Truck’ returns after three years

Trucks of all shapes and sizes are set to roll into the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre

(MPSCC) on Friday when the City of Marion hosts ‘Touch a Truck’ for the first time since 2019.

The event kicks off at 9.30am on Friday, 6 October, featuring more than 40 trucks and various other activities for families to enjoy on the MPSCC oval at 139 Bradley Grove, Mitchell Park.

From police vehicles and fire trucks to free face painting and an inflatable go-kart track, the event promises to be a hit with the kids.

Those in attendance will be able to get behind the wheel of their favourite vehicles, touch the controls, and meet the staff from organisations that keep the community running smoothly.

There will be a variety of food and coffee trucks and the Mitchell Park Football Club will be cooking up a BBQ.

Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said there was something for everyone at ‘Touch a Truck’.

“After a three-year lay-off due to the Covid pandemic, we are excited to welcome back the ‘Touch a Truck’ event after its success in 2019,” Mayor Hanna said.

“It’s the perfect family day out this school holidays.”

While the family-friendly event will give crowds a chance to hear all the bells and whistles from their favourite trucks, the City of Marion has introduced a ‘quiet hour’ from 9:30am to 10:30am.

Autism SA will be holding a mobile sensory zone to cater for children with sensory needs. “There will be no music, sirens or horns beeping during the first hour,” Mayor Hanna said.

“We want this to be an inclusive event for all young people.”

The event will conclude at 2pm.

Vehicles that will be there on the day include:

• Police car

• Fire engine

• Ambulance

• Electric aircraft

• City of Marion electric car

• Water truck

• Rubbish trucks

• City of Marion outdoor fleet

• Sea Squadron Rescue

• And many more