It was obvious at Oakdale’s Touch A Truck event that the kids were enjoying themselves.
“And grownups love it, too,” said Julie Williams, Oakdale recreation superintendent.
The skies cleared for the Wednesday, Sept. 10, event at the City Hall parking lot, where youngsters were climbing on the school bus, emergency vehicles, snowplows, fire trucks, police cars and other big transport.
Oakdale is usually fortunate with the weather for the event, Williams said. “The sun broke out right at 5—perfect timing.”
The city has held Touch A Truck for the past six years or so. On Wednesday there were more than 30 vehicles—including an interesting one from the U.S. Army that took four hours to drive to Oakdale from Duluth—and it has grown each year, Williams said.
In 2012, more than 850 people attended the event, which brings together several agencies for the use of the trucks and tractors and riding lawn mowers and other large vehicles for the kids to enjoy, Williams said.
Schwann’s was serving up free ice cream.
If you have photos from the event, upload them to the Board on Oakdale Patch.