Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Elmhurst Park District's Touch-a-Truck 2013
Over the weekend, we took both girls out to Berens Park for the Elmhurst Park District's annual "Touch-a-Truck" program. The weather was awesome, the crowds weren't too huge (once the helicopter arrived!) and we had a ton of fun.
Touch-a-Truck is a really neat program that the Park District pulls together. They bring out their own equipment (see the tractor above), but also work with community partners to bring out all the cool stuff. Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Moving Trucks, Jewel Refrigerated Trucks, and even...a helicopter. Yep! A medical helicopter.
As soon as it landed in one of the baseball fields, the lines for all the other trucks got cut in half, so we quickly boarded a bunch of them then made our way to the helicopter area and waited in line.
At the end? We even got the Babe on the chopper! Pretty cool stuff. Good job, Elmhurst Park District!