Touch-A-Truck to draw hundreds of children and families to the track

The Junior League of Florence (JLF) is preparing for hundreds of children and families to attend its Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Darlington Raceway located at 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy.

For the first time ever, JLF is hosting the Touch-A-Truck event for children of all ages. Attendees will get to explore, climb, touch and crawl through trucks ranging from big rigs to emergency vehicles for an admission fee of only $5. Children under two enter free. True to its mission of building better communities and families, the Junior League of Florence is excited about the youth component of this event.

“We know that unrestricted play is essential for healthy cognitive development in children,” says Lauren Vause.

“At Touch-A-Truck, children have the chance to explore vehicles of their choice, becoming immersed in the pretend world, experimenting and investigating large vehicles and their operators including a fire truck, police car, ambulance, an 18-wheeler, a book mobile and many more.”

Food and beverages will be sold by local vendors. Other activities such as face-painting, inflatables and a coloring zone will be made available to participants.
Funds raised at Touch-A-Truck will benefit JLF, who provides community assistance grants to many local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Lighthouse Ministries, Boys and Girls Club, Durant Center and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

JLF has served Florence for more than 65 years and has a rich history of improving the quality of life for children and families in the Pee Dee. JLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLF provides volunteers and funding to Florence community agencies and their purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
For general inquiries, please contact the Junior League of Florence at

Author: Duane Childers

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