More than 2,500 people flocked to Sprinker Recreation Center last month for the 5th annual Touch A Truck event, which gave kids of all ages the chance to get up close with trucks of all shapes and sizes.
Participants were asked to vote on their favorite rig of the day, and the Fan Favorite Award ended up in a three-way tie. Executive Pat McCarthy presented awards to the following people and organizations:
• Pierce Transit's Lind Simonsen for the transit bus.
• Undersheriff Eileen Bisson for the "armored bearcat"
• Greg Shelton of Pierce County Parks and Recreation for the backhoe.
The Parks and Recreation Department wishes to thank all departments and local businesses who participated in the event. And, they offer an even bigger thanks to the little and big kids (aka "daddies") who came out to enjoy the rigs.
Mark your calendar for next year's Touch A Truck, which will be on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
-Andrea Clay, Parks and Recreation