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‘Touch a Truck’ lets kids have a look

Most kids see trucks drive by, but the “Touch a Truck” program let them get inside and pretend to drive the monsters of the roadway.

  Lina Jursa of Homewood, left, goes for a ride on a truck
  lift with her siblings Jessie, Gavin and Shane. Don
  Lessner with the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District
  operated the lift for kids at the “Touch a Truck”
  program May 21.
(Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F 
  Chronicle).
 
  The tires on this Homewood
  Public Works front end
  loader were taller than
  Zoe Green, 4, of Homewood,
  who needed a boost to
  get into the truck’s cab.

 

Most kids see trucks drive by, but the “Touch a Truck” program let them get inside and pretend to drive the monsters of the roadway.

 
The program May 21, hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, was on the grounds of Lions Pool in Homewood. 
 
For two hours, kids got to take turns in a fire engine, a garbage truck, a front-end loader, a police car, a tow truck, a flat bed, an ice cream truck, a military jeep, a school bus and a Chicagoland Speedway pace car.
 
At times the sound was deafening as all the loud horns seemed to sound at once and a few of the youngest in the crowd began to cry.  Organizers said next year’s event will have a quiet period with no horns sounding so young children, too, can enjoy the show.
 
  Dave Jabaay of D.L.J. Trucking, supervises Giles
  Dawkins of Homewood as e pretends to steer a
  dump truck at “Touch a Truck.”
  Madeline Schwartz and her brother, Al, pose in front
  of a Homewood Fire Department engine at “Touch a
  Truck” on May 21.

 

 
 
  Evan Engel, 3, felt like a big guy sitting in the seat of
  a Flossmoor Public Works plow truck at “Touch a
  Truck” May 21 on the grounds of Lions Pool in
  Homewood.

 

 
 
 
 
  Kyleigh Nelson, 5, got to sound the horn of the
  Chicago Speedway pace car at the Homewood-Flossmoor
  Park District’s “Touch a Truck” program May 21.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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