Touch A Truck is back again this fall from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. in Norman.
The first hour of the event is a special “Quiet Hour” from 9 to 10 a.m. During this time, all engines and horns are silent so families of younger children or those with sensory sensitivity can still enjoy all the vehicles.
Then from 10 a.m. to noon, its engines on as visitors can take turns in the driver’s seat of the many vehicles at the event, test out their horns, and learn a little about what each one’s use is in the community.
There is no admission charge for Touch A Truck, although donations will be taken at the entry points for the event.
The five Cleveland County libraries in the Pioneer Library System – Norman Central, Norman West, Noble, Moore and Southwest Oklahoma City – are benefactors of the funds raised from the day’s events, with people who attend library programs throughout the year getting the ultimate benefit.
The Pioneer Library System also will have its newest “truck” at this year’s event. The PLS Maker Mobile is a mobile maker space, featuring a 3D printer and scanner, CNC Mill, laser cutter and laptops, as well as Wi-Fi access.
Sponsors for the event are Absolute Data Shredding (underwriting sponsor), First Fidelity Bank, Trifecta Communications, Miller-Tippens Construction, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, the Traci R. Sykes Foundation, Victor T. Wilson, MD, FAAP, dotprocessingagents.com, LLC, Norman Pediatric Associates, OG&E, Pam Sharp, Julia Chew State Farm Insurance and Dr. Phillip Parker.