Families roll out for record attendance at Touch-A-Truck
By Toni Miles
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual Touch-A-Truck event at the Long Beach Harbor rolled out stronger than ever this year. Kids of all ages had the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with community support leaders, including police officers, firemen, construction workers and more on Saturday, May 7.
More than 52 vehicles and equipment of all shapes and sizes were on display, representing 35 organizations.
Over six hundred people attended this year’s event, with funds raised allocated towards scholarships, small business grants and program of work events. It’s one of the two biggest fundraisers held by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce each year.
“The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck event is a wonderful way for children and their families to interact, explore and learn about safety from our local heroes,” said Michelle Kinsey, Board Chair of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.