Touch a Truck held in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA- Kids in the Shelby County area are invited to interact with different community vehicles at Touch a Truck from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Apr. 22 on Main Street in Columbiana.

“It’s an experience where kids have the opportunity to explore different types of equipment, trucks and machinery,” Columbiana Main Street Executive Director Bragan Feldman said. “They can also meet the people who protect and build our city.”

Touch a Truck will include vehicles from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the city of Columbiana and TredWear LLC. Feldman said there is a possibility that local farmers will also lend several vehicles.

“We wanted to do something with a big variety, all in one place, to be able to offer a family friendly event,” Feldman said.

Touch a Truck is co-sponsored by Kyle Mims of Edward Jones in Columbiana and Columbiana Main Street. Feldman said Mims is currently looking into making Touch a Truck a yearly banner event for Edward Jones.

Feldman said the response she’s seen to Touch a Truck has been phenomenal, and she looks forward to seeing a large turnout at the event. Participation is free for everyone.

“Participation has gotten big fast. We have gotten a ton of feedback so far. I actually had to turn my phone off, because my Facebook notifications were blowing up with shares and comments,” Feldman said. “The response to this has been phenomenal.”

According to Feldman, Touch a Truck will offer an exciting and unconventional way for kids to learn about different vehicles.

“It will be an opportunity to have an up-close look at what builds our country,” Feldman said.

For more information about Touch a Truck, send an email to columbianamainstreet@gmail.com.