Squad cars, fire trucks and plows, oh my! The City of Goshen invites residents to come downtown Saturday, Sept. 25, to interact with City vehicles and meet staff.
The City of Goshen’s Touch-a-Truck event, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue, offers children the opportunity to touch, climb and explore the City’s equipment, truck and other vehicles. The event is free and open to the public.
Some of the vehicles showcased will include an ambulance, police car, fire truck, snowplow, street sweeper, and Vactor truck, among others. Kids will have a chance to climb behind the wheel and perhaps even honk a horn or flip the lights. Refreshments will be available while supplies last.
While the City Parks & Recreation Department has held Touch-a-Truck events in the past, those have been located at Shanklin Park and with only a portion of City vehicles and staff.
The move to downtown will allow larger space to better accommodate the vehicles, all of which are city-owned. It also could help encourage residents to check out some of the locally owned businesses along Main Street and nearby.
The event also will have staff representing most of the various City departments, to give a chance for the community to meet and talk with them. “It’ll be a fun day for kids and a good way to connect residents with City staff,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “I hope both children and adults come away with having had a good time learning about City operations and staff.”