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Norwalk's Human Services Council Hosts Touch-A-Truck At Taylor Farm

Norwalk-based Human Services Council will host Touch-A-Truck Saturday at Taylor Park.
Norwalk-based Human Services Council will host Touch-A-Truck Saturday at Taylor Park. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Human Services Council’s fifth annual KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck & More Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Connection will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  Taylor Farm Park, located on Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk. 

This hands-on interactive family event has more than 50 real vehicles that dig, climb, rescue, crunch, honk and fly. Cost is just $5 per person. KIDZFEST offers the unique opportunity for families to get in and explore construction, emergency and recreation vehicles of all sizes that are typically off limits to the public. 

Emergency vehicles include: police vehicles, crime scene investigation trucks and ATVs (from local police departments), ambulance, Norwalk fire trucks; construction vehicles: excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck and cement mixers. The Eagle Three Helicopter will be at the event from 10-1230.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes and come for “truck or treating."  This year's new vehicles include a coffee cup shaped truck from Dunkin Donuts and a real crane simulator to teach people how to operate the big rigs.

Attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad, and participate in other activities including face painting, music, games and take photos with Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Olaf from Frozen and many other characters.

KIDZFEST raises funds to support Children’s Connection, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center.

 “We are really excited to be holding this event again,” said Kari Pesavento, Director of Children’s Connection. “KIDZFEST is the biggest touch a truck in the state and has representation from all of our surrounding towns. This year is shaping up to be our biggest year yet! With more than 50 trucks scheduled to attend as well as other activities, KIDZFEST is gearing up to be the perfect day for a family outing,” added Pesavento. 

For more information, click here to visit the Human Services Council website.

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