On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Barre Kiwanis Club held its first “Touch a Truck” event at the Barre Town Recreation Field. It was an absolutely delightful day. The children attending had such a grand time climbing on the various pieces of equipment, talking with the firemen, the ambulance driver, and the policeman with his dog. It will be a lasting memory for many of them. It was a joy to see such delight and wonder on their faces. There was an ambulance, two fire trucks, a police car, Drew Bernier’s mud truck, a construction dump truck, two rollers, two graders, a school bus, a farm tractor, and a flat bed car carrier.
The Club would like to extend a special thanks to those that made it possible: Karl Rogers – Barre Town Manager, Doug Farnham – Barre Town Recreation Committee Chair, the Barre Town Police Dept., the Barre Town Emergency Dept., the Barre Town Fire Department, and the Barre Town Highway Dept.
Also we’d like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Paquet Farm, Tim Stone Trucking, RG Paving, Drew Bernier family, Terri Murray for the school bus arrangements, Clark’s Collision, Larry Brown for producing the advertising flyers and Rick McMahan for the poster design and of course the World Newspaper and The Bridge.
The project was conceived to raise money for the Mort Kelley Literacy Fund which is used by the Barre Kiwanis Club to provide books for “I Love to Read and Write Week” held each year in the public schools.
President of the Barre Kiwanis Club