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Children can explore trucks and more at 'Touch a Truck' in Norman

The annual “Touch a Truck” in Norman offers children a chance to look at, sit in and touch motorized vehicles from cranes to cars to helicopters.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: April 24, 2013
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Youngsters get a chance to explore everything from a construction crane to a police cruiser to a helicopter at the ninth annual “Touch a Truck” on Saturday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E Robinson St.

More than 40 vehicles will be on hand from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children to look at, sit in and touch. A special “quiet hour” from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. is reserved for children with special needs.

Admission is a suggested donation of $2 per child. Proceeds benefit the children's section of Pioneer Library System libraries in Cleveland County.

The event was started in 2004 by the MOMS Club of Norman, the city's oldest organization for at-home moms and their children. Since its inception, “Touch a Truck” has raised more than $28,000 to buy furniture, toys and supplies for the children's section of the Norman Public Library.

This year, the MOMS Club is handing coordination of the event over to the Pioneer Library System and the Pioneer Library System Foundation, expanding its benefits to help the children's sections of the three other hometown libraries in Cleveland County, which are Noble, Moore and South Oklahoma City.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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