Touch-A-Truck, presented by Holbrook Towing & Recovery and Sheriff Pat Melton, was held to benefit the United Way of Franklin County and PUSH Early Childhood Development Center. It allowed children of all ages to learn about and explore trucks, cars, machinery such as tractors, monster trucks, wreckers, race cars, police cars and even military vehicles.
One of the highlights of the 2011 Touch-A-Truck was Major Heron, Terry Horton, Josh Jackson, Jacquise Lockett and Jesse Mitchell of KSU’s football team winning the Human Truck Pull.
“Our interaction with and service to the community does not stop when school breaks for the summer,” said Head Coach Wayne Dickens. “Participating in the Touch-A-Truck not only allowed KSU to support United Way, it also provided our youth the opportunity to connect with KSU in an educational, yet fun setting.”
United Way, which was established in, seeks to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. In 2008, United Way initiated a 10-year program designed to improve education, help people achieve financial stability and to promote healthy lives.
For more information on United Way of Franklin County visit http://unitedwayfranklincounty.org.