Touch A Truck

The Town of Taos invites you to join us in celebrating the 21st Annual Town of Taos Touch-A-Truck!  The event will take place at the Taos Youth & Family Center located at 407 Paseo del Canon East, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  This is a FREE family event! 

Come climb into your favorite big rig, police car, fire truck, construction truck and many other vehicles! ALL vehicles will be available for hands-on inspection and exploration, and there will be an opportunity to talk to the operators and drivers! 

The first 400 children will receive a free drawstring backpack filled with goodies.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

  •  Common Grounds: A Taos Teen Co-Op & Café hosting the free barbequed hot dogs and refreshments. 
  • Taos Lions Club providing Tio Vivo Flying Jenny Carousel.

 ADDITIONAL FREE ACTIVITIES, GAMES AND FUN BOOTHS INCLUDE:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region providing a general recruitment and informational booth.
  • Community Volunteers providing create your own “Tart Art” you can eat, temporary tattoos, an Emergency Rescue and a Magical Mermaid jumbo floor puzzle.
  • Figure Skating Club of Taos providing a bean bag toss game, distributing information and give-a-ways.
  • Lewis Vending providing billiards for the day. 
  • LULAC Council 79 providing cotton candy and popcorn give-a-way.
  • Millicent Rogers Museum providing free books for kids (limited supply), literacy activities, and give-a-ways.
  • New Beginnings Taos providing a carnival game and give-a-ways.
  • Paso a Paso Network distributing information and activities. 
  • Taos Academy State Charter providing Introduction to coding with Ozobots! This is a hands-on activity where children will be able to program the Ozobots using colored markers.  
  • Taos Alive providing youth engagement. 
  • Taos County Crime Stoppers distributing information.  
  • Taos County Democratic Party providing give-a-ways. 
  • Taos County DWI/Teen Court providing alcohol and drug awareness, give-a-ways and Fatal Vision Googles (when worn the participants get a perception of an individual that has been drinking)  
  • Taos Dance Booster providing face painting and sidewalk chalk art.
  • Taos Youth Hockey Association providing registration, Q & A, equipment, jersey collection, and Try Hockey.  
  • Taos Mountain Bike Association providing free stickers, mountain biking videos on a laptop, and a raffle for six (6) Taos Mountain Bike Association T-shirts.
  • Twirl providing an activity, raffle, and information distribution.  
  • Valencia Community Action Network (VCAN) distributing information to voters.  This is a non-lobbying and nonpartisan group.
  • Victoria Gallegos- Abeyta Realty providing an informational booth, listings with business cards, and a foam building block game. 
  • Vista Grande High School providing an informational booth, community needs assessment and give-a-ways.

BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022, AND BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO THIS FUN – FREE – COMMUNITY EVENT CREATED FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS!

Sponsored by:  Local Truck Drivers and First Responders, Taos Dance Booster, Common Grounds: A Taos Teen Co-Op & Cafe, and Town of Taos

For more information: Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or at jesquibel@taosgov.com

Visit us at www.TaosGov.com or Town of Taos Events Facebook.

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