Vroom, Vroom, Beep, Beep: Experience the Sights and Sounds of Junior League of New Orleans’ Touch a Truck {Sponsored Giveaway}

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post, but we’re quite certain that your family will want to head out in the gorgeous New Orleans spring weather to enjoy this family friendly event!

Experience the Sights and Sounds of Junior League of New Orleans’ Touch a Truck

“A bus, a bus!!!” Jane shouted with as much enthusiasm as possible. From her seat at our cafe table outside of Surrey’s, she waved her arms and screamed, “hi bus driver!” “hi people!” It’s amazing, isn’t it? That something so routine for all of us adults, whether you are on the bus or simply drowning out its noise as it passes you by, can bring a child so much joy and excitement.

When the doctor held up my precious baby and declared, “It’s a girl!” I never expected to have so many conversations about cars and trucks and trains and buses. Yet, one of Jane’s favorite activities is to walk by the Arabella Street fire station to see if the truck is there. “Mommy, mommy, look! A red fire truck!!” she will explain. Our journey home from Ladder 5 takes us through the heart of the Uptown construction zone. While I’m navigating the stroller to avoid potholes and pits, Jane is mesmerized by the back hoes and dump trucks. “Wow-eee, look at that! Sooooo dirty,” she says. Yes, my daughter loves trucks, but she hates mud!

2013-2014 Touch-a-Truck LogoHer excitement for all things that move is just contagious! It is why I am so excited about the Junior League of New Orleans March 15th event Touch a Truck. At its new location, Zephyr Field Parking Lot, the event will provide children the chance to get an “up-close look at their favorite ‘big trucks’ and the opportunity to meet the people that protect, serve, and build Metropolitan New Orleans.” The event will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm that Saturday and is $8 per person in advance or $10 at the door (for guests one year old and up). A family can also purchase a family pack for $30 for five tickets.

What: 2nd Annual Touch a Truck Event

Where: Zephyr Field Parking Lot

When: Saturday, March 15 (10:00am – 2:00pm)

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door

Touch a Truck 2Junior League of New Orleans’ commitment to the well being of our community’s children through education will be evident at this event, as its guests have the opportunity to participate in games and activities that promote safety and awareness. Adding to the festive atmosphere, Messina’s catering will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes (my favorite), snow balls, pizza and hopefully juice boxes.

For every mom of a boy who spends his days imagining his life as a firefighter, and for every mom to a daughter who loves pink and tutus but also waving to buses and shouting “yuck” to back hoes, this event is for you! I, for one, cannot wait to see Jane perched atop a firetruck or exploring the inside of an ambulance. She will have a chance to step into these vehicles and, for a moment, into the shoes of the men and women who make them go vroom.

We are thrilled to also offer you the chance to win tickets for your own family! Enter below to win a set of five tickets for your family (valued at $30)!

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19 Responses to Vroom, Vroom, Beep, Beep: Experience the Sights and Sounds of Junior League of New Orleans’ Touch a Truck {Sponsored Giveaway}

  1. Courtney February 26, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    My son loves, loves, loves trucks. All the trucks. But I think he’ll be most excited to see the big combine again, if it’s there!

  2. Kimberly D February 26, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    My son love all trucks and this is going to be a blast!

  3. Olivia February 26, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    My son would be most excited to see any bulldozer or loaders!

  4. Jennifer February 26, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    My son LOVES all trucks but firetrucks and diggers are his favorite. He would love to see any construction trucks.

  5. Virginia Gammon February 26, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Our 3.5 year old loves Monster Trucks, Firetrucks and of course, anything Marines! She would absolutely love to see any of them!

  6. Julia February 26, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    My twins like anything!

  7. Amanda February 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    My son loves schools buses and any type of construction equipment.

  8. Hilda A Seals February 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    They love Monster trucks!!!

  9. mindy February 26, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    My son can name all of the “yellow machines” and their functions….but he loves a crane truck the most.

  10. courtney s. February 26, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    My son loves firetrucks and dump trucks.

  11. jennifer mccormack February 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    My daughter LOVES things with wheels!

  12. Melanie M February 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Omgoodness, I wouldn’t know where to start! Both my sons and daughter would love to see a bulldozer up close. I think they would be in awe of anything there. I can’t wait to see their faces when they get up to see each one.

  13. Stacey Autin February 28, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    I’m not sure who would be more excited, the girls or dad! They love firetrucks and the youngest loves dump trucks!

  14. Shelley February 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    My son loves Monster trucks!

  15. Ambata March 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    My son’s favorite trucks are excavators and front loaders.

  16. Amane March 3, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    All construction trucks are the favorites for my kids!

  17. Sandrell Bentley March 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    My sons love trucks. They’re really into monster trucks and construction vehicles. This happens to fall on my youngest son’s birthday s he his super excited.

  18. Deborah March 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Any vehicle that has flashing lights and a siren!!!

  19. Amy March 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    This is a great give-a-way!

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