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Family Friendy Touch-A-Truck Rolls into Town

By Catherine Welch

Arcadia –

Southern California Children’s Museum (SCCM) announces its fall special event “Touch-a-Truck” – just in time for the beginning of the new school year. We are excited to offer Southern California families and young children the chance to get up close to some of their favorite types of large trucks and other vehicles. This hands-on experience will allow children to learn about a variety of specialized vehicles – from “big-rigs” and backhoes to the ordinary trash truck – and their purposes.

Presented by Advantage Ford Lincoln, this is the San Gabriel Valley’s first Touch-a-Truck. There will be dozens of vehicles for children to climb, sit in the driver’s seat, touch and see. There will even be a beach ball dump and Cozy Coupe carwash. The California Highway Patrol helicopter will greet Touch-a-Truckers with a flyover between 11 am and 12 pm. Goody bags will be available while supplies last. Touch-a-Truck is sure to be one of the area’s most popular family events.

Touch-a-Truck will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia from 10 am to 3pm. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family of four. To buy tickets and get additional information, visit

In addition to checking out trucks, guests at September’s Touch-a-Truck will learn about the museum’s current happenings and enjoy refreshments from food trucks. Guests will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Founder’s Campaign.

In addition to Advantage Ford Lincoln, SCCM thanks the following supporters: Arcadia Fire Department, Arcadia Police Department, Athens Services, California Highway Patrol, CalPortland, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Nestle Waters of North America, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, Santa Anita Park, and State Farm Insurance.

For additional information about Touch-a-Truck or the Southern California Children’s Museum, please visit To schedule an interview, please call Catherine Welch at 626-657-0357 or email, or Lisa Muñoz Bruchey at 310-728-9620

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