Touch A Truck

The Town of Taos Community Events and the Taos Youth & Family Center invite you to join us in celebrating the 20th 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 24, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 – Exploration – and an opportunity to talk to the operators and drivers!

The first 400 children will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

  • Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force sponsoring the Climbing “Rock” Wall
  • Centinel Bank of Taos sponsoring the free snow cones
  • Lewis Vending sponsoring the free billiards for the day
  • Optimist Club of Taos hosting the free barbequed hot dogs and refreshments
  • Taos Alive sponsoring free face painting
  • Taos Lions Club sponsoring Tio Vivo flying Jenny
  • TriState CareFlight Helicopter on hand (provided there are no emergencies)

ADDITIONAL FUN AND EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS INCLUDE:

Aquirre Salvage providing a recycling booth

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region providing a general recruitment and informational booth

Blake’s Lotaburger providing a community outreach and recruitment booth

Carson National Forest providing a fire prevention booth

Create Play-Dough Fun booth

Create your own “Tart Art” you can eat for free booth

Free Temporary Tattoos booth

Herbalife Nutrition providing an information booth on nutrition and wellness to provide a healthy life

Los Rio River Runners providing an information booth and rafts to bounce on

Rena Valdez, Miss Teen NM International 2019 providing a meet and greet booth with autographs and photos

Robert Medina & Sons Concrete providing a sand dig booth

State of NM Human Service Department providing an informational booth helping families learn about benefits they can apply for

Taos County Crimestoppers providing an informational booth about criminal justice and crime prevention

Taos County Democratic Party providing a “color a truck” booth

Taos County DWI Program providing an anti-DWI informational booth including Fatal Vision Googles (when worn the participants get a perception of an individual that had been drinking)  

Taos Experience Realty providing a Ride the Pony booth (large sized rocking horse for kids/adults)  

Taos MVD Quick/Money Now providing an information booth with their local services

Taos Swim Club information booth

Twirl providing a craft activity booth with popsicle sticks

UNM-Taos providing an informational booth and a prize spin wheel booth

VITALANT, formerly known as United Blood Services providing a blood drive

Walgreens providing give-a-ways and recruitment booth

YDI Taos County Head Start/Early Head Start informational booth with give-a-ways

BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019 AND BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO THIS FUN – FREE – COMMUNITY EVENT CREATED FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS! 

THIS IS A DRUG FREE EVENT

This event is made possible, in part, by: Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Centinel Bank of Taos, Taos Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Taos Police Department, Town of Taos Public Works Department, The Taos News and TriState CareFlight.

For more information, call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via email at jesquibel@taosgov.com