Touch a Truck, toy drive successful
December 28, 2013 by Annette Arnold NWI Times
Kids of all ages enjoyed the
Touch a Truck event sponsored by Dunes Leathernecks
Detachment Marine Corps League members and hosted by
Valpo Parks at Central Park Plaza earlier this
month. These kids bundled up for the event and got up
close to this Porter County sheriff's officer and his
vehicle, asking questions and talking with the officer.
Parks officials in
Valparaiso, along with Dunes Leathernecks Detachment
Marine Corps League. hosted the third annual Touch a
Truck Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Kids of all ages enjoyed
the opportunity to explore their favorite big rigs, such
as firetrucks, police cars, buses, utility trucks, semi
trucks and limos. Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoyed the
festivities, as well. The three-hour event collected
approximately 12 barrels of toys and almost $500 for the
local Toys for Tots campaign. Parks staff members Helene
Pierce and Dan McGuire, Dunes Leathernecks Detachment
Marine Corps League members, along with Touch a Truck
vehicle suppliers pose for a photo with Santa and Mrs.
Claus at Central Park Plaza.