Junior League of Chattanooga held Touch-A-Truck event to raise money for Hamilton County Teachers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Junior League of Chattanooga held Touch-A-Truck event to raise money for Hamilton County Teachers.

The Junior League of Chattanooga’s held their inaugural Touch-A-Truck fundraising event today at Warner Park.

More than 30 trucks lined up. Those included first responders, city vehicles from public works and food trucks.

Children were able to climb up on the trucks and learn all about what they do and just how loud the sirens are.

But it was all for a great cause.

“Our teachers are so crucial to our community and the success of our children that this was a natural fit for us so anyway that we can help. This year, we are doing a adopted teacher program for opportunities school zone elementary school teachers so hopefully this event will help provide them with some class room needs and some special things that they can do throughout the year for their kids.”

The first hour of the event was a silent hour for those who are more sensitive to noise and flashing lights.

The kids got the opportunity to meet the personnel who protect, serve in our community.

“The idea behind Touch-A-Truck was to provide children with an opportunity to come see, learn and explore the different kinds of vehicles in the community from people that protect, serve and volunteer,” says the League’s President Elect Sarah Arata. “Kids see these trucks every day, but this event is a great way for them to touch and see the vehicles up close, talk to the operator, and learn what the trucks are used for. Not to mention the fun of getting to honk the horn or flash the lights!”

The money raised at the event will support Junior League’s A League of Learners initiative. They say that is focused on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community.

One specific initiative that they focuses on Saturday League’s Adopt-A-Teacher program,

The Junior League partners members with new teachers in HCDE Opportunity Zone elementary schools to provide them support through their first year of teaching, as well as the Mini-Grants and Kids in the Kitchen programs.

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