Posted on Wednesday April 11, 2018
The City will host their annual Touch-A-Truck and Community Day on April 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fire Department located at 2850 Fire House Lane in Claremont. The whole family will enjoy getting up close and personal with huge trucks, emergency vehicles, construction equipment and more in a friendly and safe environment!
Come out to the Claremont Fire Department and enjoy all kinds of activities with the family and your community. We encourage you to bring chairs and picnic blankets and hang out with us for a couple of hours! There will be a hot dog lunch sold inside the Fire Department by the NC Burn Center and cakes, cotton candy and other sweets sold outside by various vendors. The kids can enjoy playtime in the large sand pits, coloring activities, face painting, inflatables and a special appearance by Conrad the Crawdad, Princess Poppy and Optimus Prime! Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite trucks, vehicles or toys from home to play with in the sand pits but there will be some provided!
Over 20 vehicles will be available for you to look at, touch, get in, listen to and even some equipment demonstrations. Plan on hanging around even after the event ends because starting at 1 p.m. a food truck and craft festival will begin in Claremont City Hall parking lot. This event is hosted by the American Cancer Society and benefiting Relay for Life. The event will last until 5 p.m. so come out to Touch-A-Truck at the Fire Department then make your way to City Hall for a whole day of fun!
The event will go on, rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Some activities will be moved inside in the case of inclement weather. The City of Claremont would like to thank everyone in the community for their involvement in this event and especially the Fire Department for hosting and Bethlehem United Methodist Church for allowing the use of their parking lot. For additional information, please contact Claremont City Hall at 828-466-7170, follow us on our Facebook page or visit our website at www.cityofclaremont.org. Mark your calendars now and come see us on April 21st for a sensory sensation!