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Free ‘Touch a Truck,’ city vehicle edition, West Palm Beach

Kids love trucks. Now they will get a chance to climb and touch actual city vehicles, thanks to West Palm Beach Public Works and Public Utilities and the Mandel Public Library.

What: Touch a Truck: City Vehicle Edition
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: 400 Block Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Credit: City of West Palm Beach

This hands-on experience offers preschoolers an opportunity to interact with city trucks and vehicles and the folks who work with them.

Children can also enjoy stories, songs, and activities centered around the vehicles that keep our cities clean and functional. 

No registration is required for this event; admission is free and open to the public. See more details at Touch a Truck: City Vehicle Edition at wpb.org.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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