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Kids get behind the wheel at "Touch A Truck"

Cristin Kirbo and Katie Gatewood, Organizers Cristin Kirbo and Katie Gatewood, Organizers
Colleen Hood Colleen Hood
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Kids in Albany got a chance to be up close and personal with trucks on Saturday.

Organizers held the second annual "Touch A Truck" at the Albany Museum of Art. Kids got behind the wheel of more than 30 trucks from John Deere, The Albany Fire Department and Dougherty County School buses. They even got to honk the truck's horn. The John Deere Tractor was one of the kid's favorites.

"Because it was big and it was green,” said Colleen Hood.

"The kids can go and climb on and meet the people who actually drive the vehicles,” said Cristin Kirbo, Director of Marketing and Special Events.

"The kids just love coming to see these big trucks in person and sit behind the steering wheel and operate these vehicles and really meet the people that operate them on a day to day basis,” said Katie Gatewood, Board Member and Chairman.

The cost was five dollars per person. All of the proceeds will go towards the Albany Museum of Art's Children Educational Programs and Spaces.

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