Touch a Truck family fun for kids in Franklin, MA

Franklin, MA opened its Public Works facility to the public May 21, 2011 for a Touch a Truck event for children.  It was a great opportunity for family fun and to let the kids get hands-on experience with trucks of all description.

Impressive facility

The event was held at the Franklin DPW operations center located on Public Works Way (off Hayward Street in Franklin, Massachusetts).

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It’s a clean, modern facility that speaks well for the town.

Held in conjunction with Franklin Library book sale

The Touch a Truck was held the same day as the bi-annual book sale benefitting the Franklin Public Library.  The book sale also was conducted at the DPW site.  That was smart scheduling designed to increase attendance at both events.

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Video of the event

Here’s a short video of the day:

Lots of trucks and a hayride, too!

You could get up close to some specialized equipment.

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And also explore dump trucks, backhoes, loaders, rollers and excavators.

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Hayride good fun for the kids

A hayride put on by the Franklin DPW was another highlight.

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The hayride drove behind Beaver Pond on an access road servicing Franklin’s Well No. 1.

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It was interesting seeing this little-known part of Franklin, MA.

Free refreshments included

The clincher for me were the complimentary hots dogs, popcorn and cold milk – what a nice extra for the children!

The Touch a Truck event is just more proof of why Franklin, Massachusetts is such a wonderful place to live . . .

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