Touch a Truck comes to HB

Maggie O'Hara, Staff Writer

Tow trucks, fire trucks, food trucks and tractors  from around the community are lining up on Cavalier Court to be a part of the first annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser at HBHS on November 8.

The exciting event was thought up by Hollis Brookline’s Student Council as a way to raise money for the Council to use in bettering the school throughout the year.

Jennifer Given, history teacher and Student Council adviser, said that after the annual AppleFest was cancelled earlier this year, the Council needed a new way to help bring the community together to enjoy a good time.  

Funds raised by student council events typically go toward school-related expenses, like new supplies, and spirit week. In addition, student council donates 10% of their event proceeds to helping people around the community to pay for day-to-day necessities.

Touch-A-Truck will showcase many vehicles in the back lot, creating a welcoming and intriguing environment for all ages.

Visitors to HBHS will be able to explore the features of the fire trucks of Hollis and the police cruisers of Brookline. Other companies, like Hollis Construction, will bring dump trucks and construction vehicles, providing a spectacular show for  kids and adults alike. Food trucks and other vendors, including Jake’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream, will also be present.

Lucas Woods, Student Council advisor, commented that Manchester has held a successful Touch-A-Truck event for years, and that his sons always enjoy it.

Admission is just $5 per child, with no charge for adults.