Touch a Truck Event Returns to the Fairgrounds

Photo Karen Graham.
Trucks, tractors, cranes and even a tank lined the Fairgrounds at last year’s Touch A Truck event which returns on Saturday, September 16th.

Back by popular demand, the fairgrounds on Frederick Street will once again be showcasing vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including police and paramedic vehicles, Fire trucks, UTV’s, race cars, farm vehicles and cranes.  Last year a tank from the Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa was a fan favourite.  Youngsters take full advantage of the opportunity to get up close and personal with police vehicles and imposing equipment, clamouring aboard, taking the wheel and sounding horns and sirens to great delight.

This popular, family-friendly event is organized by the Millbrook/Cavan Firefighters’ Association in partnership with the Millbrook Agricultural Society.  Running from 10 am to 3pm on Saturday, September 16th, the first hour of the show features a quiet period for those who prefer a peaceful stroll through the grounds, but at 11 am, the working vehicles will begin to make themselves heard, with horns and sirens sounded by enthusiastic visitors. Admission to the event is by donation.

The event is supported by a wide range of organizations who provided the vehicles on display, including Cavan Monaghan Township and Fire Department, Peterborough County Roads Department, Peterborough Paramedics, Squirrel Creek Farms, Wuis Brothers, Eagleson Excavating and many more.   This year the Firefighters’ association has decided to dedicate the event to the late Captain Orville Thertell who was a huge supporter of their association and all things community related

Last year, cash donations raised at the event totalled $1900.  Profit from the event is used to fund good causes in the community including helping families in need and organizations such as the Women’s Institute, Friendship Force as well as maintaining the Old Fire Hall Museum.

Join members of the Millbrook Cavan Firefighters Association and the Millbrook Agricultural Society as they bring you the opportunity to get a close inspection of a variety of vehicles large and small that help keep us safe in times of emergency, help our neighbours grow crops and our contractors build homes and facilities in our community.  KG

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