“America’s Coolest Small Town” of Berlin, Md. will be holding its fourth annual Touch a Truck Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Stephen Decatur Park.
“This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to see, touch and explore their favorite truck or vehicle,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “The event features Police, Electric, Water Resources and Public Works vehicles. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn all about the equipment they like the most.”
Several Town Departments are joining together with the Maryland State Police and Perdue Farms to hold the free event, which includes a police vehicle, bucket truck, digger derrick, vacuum truck, camera truck and a garbage truck.
“We’ve included the Police K-9 demonstration again this year,” said Town Administrator Laura Allen. “In addition to seeing the equipment in action, we’ll show how Police Officers use trained dogs in searches.”
In addition to getting a chance to touch their favorite truck, attendees will also see employees from the Town using the equipment.
“We’ll be demonstrating how to set an electric pole and using our ‘Power Town’ display to show everyone how to be safe around electricity,” said Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence. “We are handing out free information and activities books for children ages six to 12, available on a first come, first served basis.”
In the event of rain, Touch a Truck Day will be canceled.