The sixth annual Touch-a-Truck NRV event, sponsored by the New River Valley Home Builders Association, will return to the back parking lot of Uptown Christiansburg on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per family (valid for up to four attendees) and $2 per individual and are now on sale. Children two and under are free.
Tickets may be purchased online ahead of time. They will also be available for sale at the door. Net proceeds from ticket sales will go towards donations to local trades education programs and the home builders association’s builders care fund, which funds scholarships for future construction and trade students, charitable activities, and local workforce development initiatives.
The day provides children with the chance to learn about careers that involve big trucks, from construction to landscaping and even law enforcement vehicles. The children will get to have a safe and hands-on learning experience by safely exploring the vehicles, blasting the sirens, and honking horns while asking questions with the men and women who operate them on the job. For those with sensitive ears, the event will be horn and siren-free from 10 a.m. to noon.
The home builders association is extending the invitation to be a part of the experience to any NRV business or individual who has a vehicle that matches the event’s goal of education. To show off a vehicle or to help sponsor the event, contact the New River Valley Home Builders Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-443-0090.
The Touch-a-Truck Planning Committee is actively working with the local health department and is committed to providing a safe and fun event for the community. For event updates, COVID-19 policies, and more information, visit www.touchatrucknrv.com or the Touch-a-Truck NRV Facebook page.
The various vehicles and the vehicles they sponsor include the big rig, 84 Lumber; the snowplow, Slate Creek Builders, Gay and Neel, Inc., Meridian Waste, and Shelter Alternatives, Inc.; and the bucket truck, Chandler Concrete and SAS Builders. Event supporting sponsors are Baseline Solar Solutions, Draper Aden Associates, Shentel, Signarama, and Uptown Christiansburg.