The Junior League of Jackson continues its almost 75-year mission of improving the community with the addition of Touch A Truck® Jackson, the League’s newest fund development business is focused solely on children. Touch A Truck® Jackson 2019 rolls into town on Friday, March 27 for Field Trip Friday and our special unplugged sensory event and continues Saturday, March 28 with our VIP Big Wheel Hour and general admission.
Saturday General Admission event draws over 5,000 people with more than 40 pieces of heavy machinery, emergency response, utility, big rig and construction vehicles. In addition to the Saturday event, local students are invited to a schools-only preview of Touch A Truck® Jackson through sponsored field trips.
Children can experience sitting in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler and assist in the operation of a backhoe. They can explore military vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and helicopters. Local community helpers are available to answer questions about their displayed equipment and their positions within our communities. Touch A Truck® Jackson is an enriching experience for all who attend. Nothing in Mississippi compares to the unique experience this event affords our most precious resource – Mississippi’s children.