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Old Falls Street hosts 'Touch-A-Truck' on Aug. 11

by jmaloni
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 07:00 am

Third annual event allows children to climb in municipal and maintenance vehicles

Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate. The event will be held on the middle block of Old Falls Street, USA, in downtown Niagara Falls, and is free and open to the public.

"Old Falls Street, USA, is happy to host this family-friendly event for the third year in a row," said Global Spectrum's Ryan Coate, general manager of Old Falls Street, USA, and the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. " 'Touch-a-Truck' is a concept that is held in many major municipalities throughout the country in order to allow children to interact with not only the vehicles themselves, but the first-responders and street technicians that operate these larger-than-life trucks on a daily basis."

The event features vehicles from the Niagara Falls Fire Department, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, an NFTA hybrid bus and a Rural Metro ambulance, among others. Also featured will be a giant inflatable mobile activity center and other interactive activities.

The day also includes Old Falls Street, USA's, regularly scheduled activities, including food and beverage vending, Ride Niagara bicycle rentals, "Tunes @ Noon" with featured musician Jamie Holka and Shops on Old Falls. Guests may choose to remain on Old Falls Street, USA, into the evening hours for the final "Hard Rock Rocks" concert featuring Finger Eleven (6 to 10 p.m.), along with interactive street performances by Deep Roots Niagara.

For more information, visit www.FallsStreet.com or http://www.facebook.com/oldfallssstreet.

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