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Arsenal Mall to host 4th annual 'Touch a Truck' event this Saturday

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 3, 2012 02:17 PM

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Courtesy of event organizers

A jubilant attendee from last year's "Touch a Truck" event climbs aboard a Watertown Police Department motorcycle.

More than a dozen vehicles of all makes, models and sizes will roll into Watertown's Arsenal Mall this Saturday.

The mall will host its fourth annual "Touch a Truck" event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing residents with an up-close look at a variety of trucks and vehicles.

Vehicles expected to make appearances include: a Watertown Police Department cruiser, a Massachusetts State Police cruiser, a Pizzeria Regina delivery truck, a WEEI vehicle, an American Red Cross ambulance, a dump truck, a front end loader, a BOND Bros truck, and more, according to event organizers.

Blinkee the Clown will also make a special appearance this year from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. courtesy of Sullivan Tire.

The first 200 families will also receive a $25 cash coupon to Sullivan Tire.

The event is presented by Sports Authority, Sullivan Tire and Massachusetts WIC (Women, infants and children).

Admission is $5 per person, or a maximum of $20 per family. All proceeds will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation and the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

The event will take place in the Arsenal Mall's parking lot, located at 485 Arsenal St. in Watertown.

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