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8th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event Set for Sunday, Aug. 27

The Annual Touch a Truck event is Sunday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2017) — Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (CDCB), located at the University of Kentucky, announces the 2017 Touch-A-Truck Event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27 at Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event will raise funds for programs and therapy services for the preschool which helps children with and without special needs achieve their maximum potential.

Touch a Truck is a unique and interactive event that allows children to climb on, climb in, see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Lexington community. Vehicles on display routinely include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks, as well as a helicopter – and many other vehicles. The event also features a vendor fair, area mascots, face painting and a silent auction.  

“Touch-A-Truck” is such an amazing family event for CDCB and we are thrilled to see it raise funds for such an important cause – the education of young children with special needs in our community,” said Erica Tipton, executive director for the Center. “We always have a wonderful and unique variety of vehicles, and this year will be no exception.”

The 2017 Touch A Truck event is made possible by support from local businesses including, UK HealthCare, LBX Company, Hilliard Lyons, Russel Capital Management, Toyota on Nicholasville, Kentucky Bank, UPS, LFUCG, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Columbia Gas and Keeneland. 

Admission to the event is $20 per vehicle of up to 7 occupants.  Call CDCB at (859) 218-2322 for more information.

About the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass Child Development Center of the Bluegrass provides quality intervention and preschool education for children with special needs in an inclusive setting with typically developing peers. Since 1958, CDCB has served more than 10,000 children and families in central Kentucky, and it continues today to be a model program for how families and the community work with children who have disabilities.When children with and without special needs are together in a preschool environment, both groups benefit.  The Child Development Center of the Bluegrass provides services and care for these children – and their families - that help maximize the children’s skills before they enter a primary education program.

 

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