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 focused solely on children. Touch A Truck® Jackson 2018 rolled into town on April 13 -14, at Trustmark Park. Last year’s Saturday General Admission event at Trustmark Park drew 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 second grade students were invited to a schools-only preview of Touch A Truck® Jackson through sponsored field trips
Children experienced sitting in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler and assisted in the operation of a backhoe. They explored military vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and helicopters. Local community helpers were available to answer questions about their displayed equipment and their positions within our communities. Touch A Truck® Jackson was an enriching experience for all who attended. Nothing in Mississippi compares to the unique experience this event afforded our most precious resource – Mississippi’s children.