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Norwalk's Human Services Council Sets Up For Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

The 4th Annual KIDSFEST will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk.
The 4th Annual KIDSFEST will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Human Services Council’s fourth Annual KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck & More Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Connection will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk.

This hands-on interactive family event has real vehicles that dig, climb, rescue, crunch, honk and fly. The cost is just $5 per person.

KIDZFEST will offer 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, scuba boat, Norwalk fire trucks; construction vehicles; excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck, cement mixers and race car, just to name a few.

Attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad and participate in other activities, including face painting, music, games and much more.

The Meltmobile, as seen on the Food Network, will be serving up some terrific gourmet grilled cheeses; Hot off the Grille will be serving the best burgers around; and Mister Softee’s Ice Cream will be sure to impress with their sweet treats.

KIDZFEST raises funds to support Children’s Connection, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that brings together the dedicated and caring investigative and treatment professionals to wrap around families who have experienced child sexual and severe physical abuse. The mission of Children's Connection is to create a world where no child is harmed and no family is left without guidance.

“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 around and has representation from all of our surrounding towns."

"This year is shaping up to be our biggest year yet! With more than 40 trucks scheduled to attend as well as other activities, KIDZFEST is gearing up to be the perfect day for a family outing,” added Pesavento.

The event sponsors include: EFA Partners; James P Murphy and Associates; Kids First Pediatric Dentistry; New England Pediatrics; Norwalk Police Union; Norwalk Police PBA; New Canaan Police Union; New Canaan Police PBA; Northeastern Communications, Inc.; Westport Police PBA; Westport Police Union; Weston Police PBA; Wilton Police Union and Wilton Police PBA.

If you would like to make a donation and/or participate in KIDZFEST, call 203-849-1111 Ext. 3011.

More info at Human Service Council's Facebook page.

Taylor Farm Park is at 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk

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