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'Touch a Truck' event in Norman allows children to explore

The annual “Touch a Truck” event that features more than 40 trucks of all kinds for children to explore will be April 28 in Norman. Sponsored by the MOMS Club of Norman, it will benefit the Norman Public Library.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: April 21, 2012

The eighth annual “Touch a Truck” event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 28 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E Robinson St.

About 40 trucks of all kinds, including the OU Medical Center helicopter, a University of Oklahoma trolley and a news van, will be on hand for children to look at, sit in and touch.

Admission is a suggested donation of $2 per child. Proceeds benefit the children's section of the Norman Public Library.

Since its inception in 2004, “Touch a Truck” has raised more than $27,000 to buy furniture, toys and supplies for the library's children's section.

The event is sponsored annually by MOMS Club of Norman, the city's oldest organization for at-home moms and their children.

“Touch a Truck” 2012 will provide an opportunity for children to explore a wide range of vehicles that includes construction cranes, school buses, bucket trucks, police cruisers and ambulances.

Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy will feature a refrigerator truck, Dolese will bring a cement truck, and the American Red Cross will welcome visitors to its mobile emergency response center.

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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