Fifth Annual ‘Touch a Truck’ Event

Over two hundred people attended the Fifth Annual “Touch a Truck” Saturday presented by the Junior League of Texarkana at the Four States Fair Grounds. The event was held from 10am-2pm Saturday, April 5th, and featured local fire trucks, police cars, business vehicles, and a monster truck known as “Smashosaurus.”

Local businesses provided prizes, games and face painting, and the Texas Highway Department presented a demonstration on seatbelt safety. Kids were encouraged to complete punch cards to turn in for goodie bags with additional information on bicycle safety and other items.

Kids enjoyed climbing into various vehicles including ambulances, police cars, four wheelers, and fire trucks. The Texas Highway Department attracted a large crowd for their truck roll cage. The demonstration included the results of wearing a seat belt properly as well as the results of wearing one in an improper manner or not at all.

It was a cold day in April, but with the positive turn out there’s no reason to doubt there will be a Sixth Annual show next year. Proceeds also went to the programs sponsored by the Junior League that benefit children in the Texarkana area.


Crowds at Touch a Truch

About Clinton S. Thomas, Th.D.
Clinton S. Thomas, Th.D.

A published writer of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in both the digital age and the pre-digital age of publishing. Currently serving as editor and writer for the Four States News, all while living life across the four states region from Texarkana, USA. (

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