Touch a Truck event sees record turnout

Ronna Lawless Staff Writer

The Story City GCC Promotion Committee held its third-annual Touch A Truck event Thursday, May 17, evening from 5-7.

“There were trucks, jeeps, antique trucks, trailers, boom trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, tractors and an excavator!” said GCC Director Jay Wilson. “It was a perfect night for kids to explore all the different vehicles by climbing in, on, sounding sirens and horns.”

The Story City EDC gave out hot dogs and water to anyone who needed a bite to eat or something cold to drink during the event.

“Broad Street was lined with 200 to 300 kids and parents taking advantage of touches and looks to those things on wheels you just never get close to,” Wilson said. “We had a record number of attendance, wonderful weather and some pretty excited kids.”

Businesses represented included Story City First Responders, Story City/MGMC Ambulance, North Story Towing, Kupka Mortgage Team, Gookin Ford Sales, M.H. Eby Trailer Sales, Brian McNamara, Story City Municipal Electric, Story City Fire Department, WinField United, Jensen Excavating, Central Iowa Jeep Club, Van Wall and Story City Police Department.