Touch-A-Truck event closes out Georgia Cities Week in Valdosta

May 6—VALDOSTA — The return of a Touch-A-Truck event on April 26 closed out the City of Valdosta's celebration of Georgia Cities Week

This highly anticipated event provided children and families with a unique opportunity to interact with various vehicles utilized by city departments daily, the city said in a press release.

Public Works Administrator Larry Ogden emphasized the educational value of the event, stating, "The Touch-A-Truck event offers a hands-on experience for our community's youth to learn about the vital role that these vehicles play in maintaining our city infrastructure. It's important for students to understand the machinery and equipment that support our daily lives, and events like this provide an engaging platform for such education."

Administrator Coordinator Dominique Nevlous added, "Touch-A-Truck is not only about fun; it's about fostering a sense of community and instilling in our children a curiosity about the world around them. By exposing them to the inner workings of city operations in a hands-on manner, we are nurturing future leaders who will appreciate and contribute to the development of our city."

Children had the opportunity to explore a range of vehicles, including a motor grader, street sweeper, and vac-truck, courtesy of the Utilities and Engineering departments. The event garnered enthusiastic participation from both children and adults alike, the city said.

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