JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Kids usually only get to play with the smaller versions of equipment trucks, but an event Saturday let them play with the real thing.
NEA Baptist held their Touch-A-Truck event and let the kids live out their dreams.
Kids of all ages were able to climb aboard and honk the horns of SWAT trucks, ambulances, police cars, even TV live trucks.
Emily Herron, a Nettleton High School student who co-organized the event, said it’s a big thing for the kids and the Hope Circle Cancer Support Center, 4808 E. Johnson Ave.
“I wanted to become involved with Touch-A-Truck, not only because of the cancer support center but because we are teaching kids what they might want to do for their future careers," she said. "I’ve even had kids tell me this is what they look forward to during the year.”
In addition to vehicles, more than 200 vendors participated in Saturday’s event.
All proceeds benefit the Hope Center.