Kids, Families Gather on Belmont Shore to Explore and Touch Trucks – Press Telegram

Tractors and garbage trucks. Ambulances and fire trucks. Semis and dump trucks.

And plenty of kids behind the wheel. But don’t worry, the vehicles were parked.

It was all part of the seventh annual Long Beach Touch-A-Truck event on Sunday, May 7 at the Granada Avenue parking lot in Belmont Shore. Hosted by Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team, the event featured about 100 vehicles for kids and their families to view, explore — and, yes, touch.

And the doors were open so they could sit behind the wheels.

Touch-A-Truck is one of Long Beach’s most popular – and tactile – events, usually drawing thousands.

At Sunday’s event, large crowds once again converged on the parking lot, with countless vehicles on display — and many children certainly shouted, “Vroom, vroom.”

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