BANGOR, Maine — Visitors will get a close-up look at a variety of trucks and vehicles from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, when a Touch-A-Truck Fair is held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, Bangor.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Camp CaPella, which provides recreational resources and opportunities along with handicapped-accessible facilities on Phillips Lake in Dedham for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.
“Children and adults as well will enjoy the opportunity to take a closer look at many different types of trucks and emergency vehicles, sit in the cabs, talk to truckers and watch some of the action during demonstrations,” said Chris Thorne, project manager at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. “Kids will be happy to see and learn more about the world of trucks.”
“More sponsors are welcome to get involved, and we think this Touch-A-Truck Fair will bring in lots of interest and attendance,” added Dana Mosher, executive director of Camp CaPella. “Plus the proceeds from ticket sales will send kids to Camp CaPella for a vacation all their own.”
The Pelletier brothers from the Discovery Channel’s “American Loggers” program and other loggers will have logging vehicles on display. Tractor-trailers, tow trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, construction vehicles, long-haul trucks, an excavator and loader will also be displayed. Emergency transportation vehicles will include a ladder truck from the Bangor Fire Department, ambulances, a helicopter, an emergency response box truck and state police vehicles.
In addition to the Cole Land Transportation Museum, sponsors currently include Carden Kennels, Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis Club, Brewer Kiwanis Club, Bangor Letter Shop, Lane Construction, Kappa Delta Phi and the Brewer High School Football Team.
Tickets for the fair will be $5 for individuals and $20 for families. The museum will also be open, though admission is separate. Children 18 and under get in for free.