Touch-A-Truck Fair at Speedway 95 to benefit Camp CaPella

These little boys - future rescue vehicle drivers, perhaps - at last year's Touch-A-Truck event to benefit Camp CaPella, survey the world from the top of a large vehicle.
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These little boys - future rescue vehicle drivers, perhaps - at last year's Touch-A-Truck event to benefit Camp CaPella, survey the world from the top of a large vehicle.
Posted Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.

HERMON —  A wide range of trucks and vehicles of all sorts and sizes will be on display

for children (and adults) to see up close, sit in the driver’s seat and talk to truckers at the Touch-A-Truck Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 30, at Speedway 95, 1070 Odlin Road in Hermon. Proceeds from the event will benefit Camp CaPella, provider of recreational resources for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

The Touch-A-Truck Fair will feature a special section devoted to police, fire and rescue vehicles. In addition, Warden Alan Curtis from the Maine Warden Service and member of the reality TV show, “North Woods Law,” will be at the show.

“We’re happy to give children and adults in our community a closer look at the vehicles used in

emergency situations,” said Chief Deputy Troy Morton.

Public safety vehicles at the year’s fair will include the Mobile Crime Scene Unit, a Maine State Police Crime Scene Truck, a Maine game warden’s truck, a highway safety truck, plus police and fire vehicles from Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Veazie, Orrington and Holden.

“Everyone will be able to learn more about all kinds of trucks at this event — sitting in them, talking to the drivers, and watching demonstrations,” said Dana Mosher, executive director of Camp CaPella.

In addition to the selection of public safety vehicles, visitors can explore construction vehicles, including an excavator, loader, small roller and quarry truck; forestry vehicles, including a tree processor, 40-foot bucket truck, forest fire water truck, Maine Forest Services helicopter and a Maine Forest Rangers HumVee; Jeeps from Penboscot Valley 4WD; a search and rescue vehicle from DEEMI; tow trucks and big rigs; specialty fun vehicles including The Kool Bus, SnowCat, race trucks, “monster” trucks, an antique truck, Bangor Hydro truck and the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause ice cream truck. Speedway race cars also will be on hand to add to the fun.

The event will also offer food and snacks, bounce house and more. Tickets for the fair are $5, $20 for families.

“This will be a great show again this year, and all of the proceeds will be used to send kids and adults with disabilities to Camp CaPella,” Mosher said.

Touch-A-Truck sponsors include Speedway 95, Maine Equipment Rental, Coca-Cola, Hartt

Transportation, HO Bouchard, Frost Garage, Commercial Screenprint, Pride Manufacturing, Union Street Towing and Stratham Tire.

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