Neptune’s 19th Annual Touch a Truck Wows the Crowd

If you were anywhere near Neptune Middle School on Heck Avenue on Wednesday evening, July 14, you couldn’t help but stop by to check out all the commotion that started just as the sun was getting ready to set!

Hosted by the Neptune Recreation Department, there was a spray truck, a police car, ambulances, fire trucks, a street sweeper, emergency vehicles, rescue trucks, a garbage truck, and a loader.  Sounds like an interesting traffic jam; only this packed parking lot was planned!  Neptune’s nineteenth annual Touch A Truck parking lot featured real sirens, big steering wheels, about 25 vehicles, and larger than life excitement.

Children and adults could sound the siren on a rescue truck, try on emergency gear, and sit in the driver’s seat of so many favorite vehicles! 

The young and young at heart “drove” to their hearts content, and the younger crowd enjoyed temporary tattoos, balloon creations, fire truck spray and a huge fire truck slide! 

Blasting sirens, flashing lights, and smiling faces were just a few of the things you saw or heard as children could climb into a truck, ask questions, sound a horn, and let their imaginations run wild. Anyone who heard the excitement came to see what all the noise and lights were about. 

Thanks to our individual volunteers, and to the following organizations for their support: the Neptune Office of Emergency Management, Neptune Emergency Medical Services, Neptune Department of Public Works, Neptune Police Department, Liberty Fire Company, Unexcelled Fire Company, Shark River Hills Fire Company, Hamilton Fire Company, Neptune First Aid, Shark River Hills First Aid, Armstrong Tree Service, Mazza Recycling, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Neptune Township Committee, and the Neptune Township Board of Education.


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