BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Junior League of Bronxville’s Touch-A-Truck event is going back to the this year, with the annual event featuring a helicopter from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
Touch-A-Truck, now in its seventh year, is one of the Junior League’s longest running, and most popular events. It provides children the opportunity to climb aboard the bulldozers, tractor-trailers, fire trucks and other civic vehicles that help support the community each day.
As a special treat for families, Songs for Seeds, the award winning toddler music program that hosts classes in Scarsdale and Rye Brook, will perform a concert for kids beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Members of Songs for Seeds have said they are hopeful that performing at the popular fundraiser will elevate their presence in Eastchester.
As always, the experts that make use of the vehicles everyday will be on hand to answer questions and share tips and tricks from their jobs.
Attendees have been asked to bring canned goods to the event, which will be donated to the Eastchester Community Action Partnership.
"ECAP is honored to be the recipient of the Touch-a-Truck canned food drive," ECAP Director Dom Brown stated. "ECAP provides vital services to those in need, including after school programs, a food pantry and gently used clothing and furniture. We were able to serve almost 9,000 individuals due to the support of the community and organizations like the Junior League.
"The Junior League of Bronxville is thrilled to continue its tradition of hosting a family friendly event that allows us to shine a light on our vision of Stamping out Hunger in southern Westchester," Junior League President Mitzi Ambrose-Washington added. "We are truly appreciative of the support of the community and our members who make the day possible.
Touch-A-Truck will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - rain or shine - on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Immaculate Conception School on Winterhill Road in Tuckahoe. Tickets will cost $10 at the door on the day of the event.