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Albany Museum of Art hosts 3rd annual Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck at the Albany Museum of Art (Source: WALB) Touch a Truck at the Albany Museum of Art (Source: WALB)
Touch a Truck (Source: WALB) Touch a Truck (Source: WALB)
Kids got to climb up in 18 wheelers (Source: WALB) Kids got to climb up in 18 wheelers (Source: WALB)
Malllory Black, Board member and chair of Touch a Truck (Source: WALB) Malllory Black, Board member and chair of Touch a Truck (Source: WALB)
Paula Williams, Executive Director (Source: WALB) Paula Williams, Executive Director (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the sounds of horns and sirens, people of all ages got to climb up into trucks and learn all about the equipment.

Young children got the chance to enjoy trucks they normally only see on the highway.

The Albany Museum hosted its third annual Touch a Truck event. All types of vehicles were there from ambulances, 18-wheelers, construction vehicles, and army tanks.

There was even a weather storm tracker that viewers may recognize.

Touch A Truck brings a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types.

"It's a community event where we bring in businesses that have trucks, if they have tractors, we have bouncy houses and sand pits," said Mallory Black.

Those young in age and young at heart were allowed to touch, climb on, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment.

"They love to get on the tractors. They love to sit in. You know they play with them at home in the floor and in the yards. It's neat for them to drive the truck and honk the horn," said Black.

The children learned how the machines help us and our community.

The museum also incorporated art, and let the children paint a truck and do various arts and crafts.

"It gives back to the museum in so many ways. It brings the kids in here to enjoy and to see what we have to offer," said Paula Williams.

Twice the number of people who attended last year came out this time around. Over 1300 people paid a visit to the museum.

"I hear people all the time say that they don't even know where the museum is. I think now they know where we are. They are getting to know where we are. They are lots of fun things here. It's not just a place for old people with stuffy art," said Williams.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Albany Museum of Art's children's programs and aid in building the new children's area, Amazing Space.

"When you see parents say that their child has been waiting over a month for this event, it makes it all worthwhile for us," said Black.

"We're very very excited about what's to come for this museum," said Williams.

Board members were pleased with how many people from the community showed up to support.

Tickets were $5 each and they expected to bring in over $6,000.

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