The Touch a Truck event is taking place at the Community Center grounds in Butler, Ky. on November 2 from 2 - 5 p.m.
This is an educational experience for all ages, but it is trying to help kids from kindergarten through twelfth, adults taking classes for their GED, and maybe young adults having a hard time finding a profession that may not require a college degree. The hope is to expose them to alternative careers that may require some technical training of some kind.
Plans are to have vehicles and equipment available that may give them some ideas of what is out there to work towards, reminding them that in order to acquire these jobs they also have to be "drug free." There are going to be local trucks, such as fire trucks and ambulances, police vehicles and emergency command, with their surge unit. Also in attendance will be cement trucks, a backhoe and loader, rock hauling trucks, wreckers, 18 wheelers, a bucket truck, HVAC truck and electrician trucks and many more. Each of these vehicles will have a driver or operator available to answer any questions regarding their jobs.
The main goals of the event are to stress the importance of staying drug free and give students guidance so they can better their lives both financially and for their own self-worth.
After the event, there will be hayrides and a hotdog and marshmallow roast with drinks for the youth that participated.
Funds for the event were made possible from money raised from the “Put Someone in Jail” at the annual Butler Festival.