Garbage trucks, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tractors, construction equipment, army vehicles and even an Air Evac helicopter will assemble on Playground Way at the DeBow Recreational Complex this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. for the 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event.

Touch-A-Truck is presented in conjunction with the Hopkinsville Police Department, Hopkinsville Fire Department, Christian County Sheriff Office, and Parks and Recreation. This Saturday’s free event gives everyone from children to children-at-heart the chance to explore and get hands-on experience with literally tons of equipment.

After last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19, event organizers are excited to bring this popular program back to the public.

“Touch-A-Truck is back and it’s as big as it ever has been,” said Tab Brockman, Hopkinsville Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. “We have a wide variety of equipment this year, from Fort Campbell army equipment, the Air Evac helicopter, combines, and even two race cars.”

Besides the amazing variety of equipment, kids will also get free face painting by Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to enjoy free hot dogs from Second Baptist Church and snow cones from the Emergency Communication Center.

Over 40 pieces of equipment are expected to be on display Saturday.

Important traffic note: Thomas Street will be closed between North Drive and Iris Street during the event to allow for ample equipment display room. YMCA soccer will also be going on as scheduled at DeBow Park on Saturday. Overflow parking will be available at the adjacent West Kentucky Fairgrounds campus.

The 2021 Touch-A-Truck is also sponsored by media partners WKDZ and WHVO.

For additional questions, contact Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290, visit the event page on Facebook, or

— Submitted to the KNE.

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