Stillwater community gathers for annual “Touch A Truck” event

Various trucks and trailers are parked in the school parking lot as people walk around to view them.
Erica Miller/ Capital Region BOCES Photographer

The Stillwater Central School District hosted its second annual “Touch a Truck” event on Friday, Aug. 25 at Stillwater High School. Trucks, cranes and vehicles of varying sizes were on full display for kids of all ages to see, touch and explore. Families from Stillwater and the surrounding areas were able to get an inside look at these fascinating vehicles and imagine what it would be like to be in the driver’s seat.

Man smiling with his arms crossed.
District Treasurer, Michael Cavanaugh

Organized by district Treasurer Michael Cavanaugh, the event featured excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, concrete mixers, backhoes, cranes, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, boats, jet skis and various off terrain vehicles. Both local and state organizations volunteered to participate; equipment, along with knowledgeable staff members, were provided to answer questions and assist with guiding children as they explored the different vehicles. This year’s participants were:

  • Little girl pretending to ride a snowmobile.New York State Police
  • Salvadore Tree Service
  • Saratoga County Sheriff
  • Town of Stillwater
  • Stillwater Newland-Wood Fire Department
  • SRE Equipment
  • Arvin Hart Fire Company
  • New York State Canal Corporation
  • Little boy pretending to drive a bulldozer.New York State Department of Transportation
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Malta-Stillwater Emergency Medical Services
  • GA Bove
  • United Ag and Turf

“This event is an amazing opportunity for kids to view equipment, see trucks and meet their local heroes,” said SCSD Treasurer Michael Cavanaugh. “Community events like this have the potential to inspire kids to become police officers, firefighters, paramedics, truck drivers and more. Thank you to all the organizations that participated and their representatives for making the day special for so many kids.”

NYS Trooper handing a sticker to a little girl sitting on an ATV.