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Rain doesn't dampen Touch-A-Truck enthusiasm

Nicholas and Kendra Paschke enjoy the 2014 Touch-a-Truck event, while their parents Mark and Joanna look on. The River Falls family hadn't been to Touch-A-Truck in a while, but were having fun now they were there, said Joanna and Mark. 1 / 2
Many Touch-A-Truck visitors sported umbrellas and raincoats as they walked through the River Falls High School parking lot, getting to look inside many different types of trucks, from a disposal truck to ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Several people said the intermittent rain showers didn't dampen their enjoyment of the event.2 / 2

Despite a few rain showers Saturday morning, June 14, this year's Touch-A-Truck event was packed with parents and kids -- event organizers estimated between 2,000 and 2,500 people were there. 

Said organizer Joe Covelli: "We heard so many positive comments as people left the event like, 'cool,', 'awesome,' 'great event,' 'glad we heard about this!'"

For more photos and information, please see the June 19 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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