When you ask kids about the heroes they admire, some may answer with a list of animated Super Heroes like Spiderman and Batman, but more than likely, you’ll hear a lot of responses about the every day heroes in their lives.
For my daughter, thanks to Bob the Builder, she loved any type of construction equipment. When she was 2 years old we once survived a 9 hour road trip thanks to a lot of road construction which allowed her to count all the ‘Scoops’ along the way.
As a child (and even for us adults) the only thing cooler than seeing these heroes on the street is getting to sit in their seats (literally) and see behind the scenes of their cool jobs.
And Saturday May 7th, you can do just that at the Touch-A-Truck Event at Camp Mabry in Austin, TX from 10am -3pm.
Touch-A-Truck is a one of a kind event where kids get to touch, sit in and learn about the trucks that their heroes use every day to serve their communities.
In addition to the vehicles, there will also be live music, food trucks and a Kid Zone where they can enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and much more.
And while you’re learning about the vehicles that serve our communities, you’ll be helping raise funds to help our community through the Austin Children’s Shelter.
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Early VIP Entry with breakfast provided – SOLD OUT!
General Admission is $5 per person. VIP Admission is $20 per person (Sold Out) – VIP includes early entrance so you can skip the lines and be the first to honk all the horns! Limited quantity available! Advance tickets are available here, or you may purchase tickets at the gate!
Win Free Tickets! Contest is now closed. Congratulations, Liz F!
Enter to win 4 General Admission tickets for your family! Simply visit The Dusty Parachute Facebook Page’s entry about Touch A Truck here. Add a Facebook comment about your child’s (or your) favorite type of truck. Entries will be accepted through Saturday, April 30th and the winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will be notified through Facebook on Sunday May 1st. Please only enter if you live in the Austin area and will be able to attend the event.
Hi, I’m Susanne. I used to be a Senior Account Director at an advertising agency working for two of the top brands in the world. Ten years ago, I traded in my corporate life for a life as a stay at home mom, raising two of the best kids in the world. I started my blog, The Dusty Parachute as a way to dust off my online advertising skills and begin my job search. Instead, I now use it as a way to spend lots of time on the computer so my kids think that mommy has a job.
You can find my stories in Scary Mommy, BonBon Break and Redbook and also in the books, I Just Want to Be Perfect, It’s Really 10 Months, Special Delivery and Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder Woe & WTF?!
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xo - Susanne