Mark your calendars! After a short hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Cornwall’s popular Touch a Truck event is coming back this year… twice! Both events — which are free to attend and will of course feature the City’s largest sprinkler — will be hosted in Lamoureux Park, right in front of the Cornwall Civic Complex, on Newsy Lalonde Way.
The first event will be taking place on June 28 (rain date June 29), from 5 pm to 7 pm, whereas the second will take place on August 25, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
On both days, residents will have the chance to get up close and personal with several of the City’s vehicles. That includes, among many, fire trucks, an ambulance, police cars and more! City staff will also be on hand to give tours of the vehicles.
But wait, there’s more! Residents will also have the chance to learn more about the many services that are being offered to them through several information booths.
“These events are the culmination of a number of popular activities that we previously held prior to COVID,” said Mellissa Morgan, Administrator of the City of Cornwall’s Human Services Department. “It is an opportunity for the City to host a free event that will encourage families and individuals to get out and meet city staff and learn more about city departments, all while having some fun.”
“This community event is something we’ve been working on for some time and it’s amazing to see it all come together,” said Cornwall Fire Services Deputy Chief Leighton Woods. “We are looking forward to being in the community more and sharing information. Come out and learn about City services.”
June’s event will feature entertainment in the form of Arts in the Parks at the Lamoureux Park bandshell. August’s event will, on the other hand, close off with a family friendly movie in the park.