The big red fire truck, lights flashing, horns blaring, rushing to an emergency, imagine you are the driver; watching the digger and bulldozer moving huge piles of dirt on a construction site, wishing you could be behind the controls. You can do all of that and much more on Saturday, Oct. 5, when Children's Connection, a program of the Norwalk-based Human Services Council, hosts its second annual Kidzfest Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser at Taylor Farm Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kidzfest promises to be exciting, hands-on, family event, offering the opportunity for young and old alike to get in and explore construction, emergency and recreation vehicles of all sizes that are typically off limits to the public. Emergency vehicles include: Police vehicles, crime scene investigation trucks and ATVs (from local police departments), ambulance, scuba boat, Norwalk fire trucks, State Police explosive detection trucks and the State Police explosive sniffing dog team; and construction vehicles: excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck, flat bed with fork lift, and race car just to name a few.
The Eagle One Helicopter, operated by the Stratford Police Department and used by Fairfield County Police Departments, will be making an appearance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. Additionally, attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad, and participate in other activities including face painting, music, games, and much more. The Meltmobile, as seen on the Food Network, will be serving up gourmet grilled cheeses and, Mister Softee's Ice Cream also will be on hand.
Kidzfest raises funds to support Children's Connection, a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center that works to identify, substantiate and treat cases of sexual and severe physical abuse while working towards its mission of creating a world where no child is harmed and no family is left without guidance.
Tickets for Kidzfest are $5 per person and are available at the gate. To make a donation and/or participate in Kidzfest, call 203-849-1111 or visit www.hscct.org.