Touch a Truck at the JCC in Scotch Plains on April 29

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Come touch a truck! Hop on board! Get behind the wheel!

For the third year, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains invites families with children of all ages to the Touch a Truck event on Sunday, April 29 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. rain or shine. Touch a Truck gives children the chance to get up close and explore all those trucks and vehicles they love watching from afar. All are welcome throughout the event, but there will be a special “Hold the Horn” hour from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for children with special needs and those with auditory sensitivity issues – no horns, music or sirens during that time.

The day features a wide range of vehicles including police vehicles from the Scotch Plains Police Department, a fire truck from the Scotch Plains Fire Department, a Scotch Plains Department of Public Works truck, a Scotch Plains Rescue Squad ambulance, a Union County Police Department bomb truck and robot, a Durham School Services school bus, a U-Haul truck, a tractor, dump truck and bulldozer from Messercola Excavating Company, a moving truck from White Glove Moving and Storage and more. Sign Up for E-News[1] In addition to this hands-on experience, the JCC’s Camp Yachad will add to the fun with bounce houses, face painting and a rock climbing wall on the campsite.

Food will also be available for purchase through food trucks including The Empanada Guy, Soul Bowls, The Mac Truck NYC, Davey B’s Shaved Ice and Jerusalem Cafe. “Our family is so grateful to the JCC’s thoughtfulness to include all children. Thanks to the Hold the Horn hour, we were able to attend the touch-truck event without any reservations,” said last year’s Touch a Truck attendee, Lauren Barr.

This event is free and open to the community. The JCC is located at 1391 Martine Avenue. Offsite parking and shuttle service will be available at the Union County Vocational Technical School campus at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains.

Visit[2] for full details on the afternoon’s events. Thanks to our generous sponsors to-date: Durham School Services, Jill Rome of Coldwell Banker, Tiffany Pharmacy, PM Pediatrics, Deli King of Linden/Signature Creations, Surgent’s Elite Gymnastics, Newmark Education, NJY Camps, Special Tee Promos, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, Nick’s Pizza, PSEG, Investors Bank, Westfield Pediatrics, Watchung Pediatrics, Gwendolyn Canonico of Valic Financial Advisors, CFS Investment Advisory Service, Temple Sholom, Union County Torah Center, U-Haul, Jerusalem Cafe, Jay Blumenfeld & Associates, AR Workshop of Westfield, Law office of Benjamin Ginter, Pearly Whites, The Little Gym of Scotch Plains, Schwartzie’s Kitchen, Pocono Produce, White Glove Moving and Storage. Sponsorships are still available.

Contact Sarah Ritter at [email protected][3]. The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund.

Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs


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