CASTLETON — Dump trucks, skidders, graders and plows are lining the parking lot at Castleton Elementary School today as the school hosts its first Truck Day.
The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. puts trucks of all kinds and sizes on display for participants to enjoy.
Local businesses, organizations and community members have volunteered to exhibit their vehicles throughout the day and will be available to discuss the daily duties of each truck, such as emergency response, construction and road work.
“We’ve had great community response,” said event chairwoman Sue Day, adding that many people were quick to volunteer their vehicles.
The event is the first of its kind in the Castleton area. Day said Truck Day is a unique, fun and interactive experience for residents.
Featured trucks include tractor-trailers, tri-axle dump trucks, town road-graders, forest fire trucks and John Deere equipment.
“What could be a better way to spend a beautiful spring day?” she said.
A truck-themed craft and activities section will be available for miniature truck lovers, as well as a sand play area for toy trucks.
Children will also receive truck passports which can be stamped or signed at each exhibit for prizes.
“It encourages everyone to visit all the vehicles,” Day said.
Day said the event may not only inspire visitors but encourage them to pursue future careers and community services represented by the exhibitors.
“We hope Truck Day will bring the whole community together,” she said, adding that various town issues have had many residents on edge lately. “It should just be a feel-good day for everyone.”
Baked goods and lunch items will be sold, with all proceeds going to the Castleton Elementary School Community School Organization and the Friends of the Castleton Free Library.
Truck Day is free to the public and will run in conjunction with Green Up Day. Green Up bags will be available at the event for those interested in helping with the annual beautification of the town.MORE IN Local & State
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