Hey kids, here’s your chance to jump in the driver’s seat of Baton Rouge’s biggest rigs. Honk the horns, set off sirens and kick the tires on a variety of construction trucks, heavy equipment, fire trucks, police cruisers, ambulances, helicopters and many other vehicles.
It’s all part of Touch A Truck, a new Junior League of Baton Rouge project that will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at BREC’s Fairgrounds, 17200 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. A silent hour will be held from 9-10 a.m. for those sensitive to noise.
Tickets are $10, children under 2 get in free, and can be purchased at juniorleaguebr.org, by calling (225) 924-0298 or at the gate.
Beyond touching trucks, children and their families can meet local mascots, take the DARE pledge from local public safety officials, experience multiple safety demonstrations, excavate in the Dig Zone and enjoy a variety of food vendors. Avery Kyle, a finalist in “MasterChef Junior” will also be giving a cooking demonstration.
Proceeds fund the Junior League’s community projects, such as Building Blocks to Bright Futures, Baton Rouge Autism Speaker Series, Breast Health Awareness, Diaper Bank Cooperative, The Little Bookshelf, Patient Activity Days at Our Lady Of the Lake Children’s Hospital and Kids in the Kitchen.